M113A3 Armored Personnel Carrier
Vehicle Characteristics*

General


 

Weight, combat loaded

27,180 lb. (12,329 kg)

Maximum weight

31,000 lb. (14,061 kg)

Net weight

23,880 lb. (10,832 kg)

Air drop weight

22,128 lb. (10,037 kg)

Personnel capacity

13

Fuel tank capacity

95 gallons (360 liters)

Ground pressure

8.63 psi (0.60 kg/cm2)

Performance


 

Speed on land

41 mi/h (66 km/h)

Speed in water, with track

3.6 mi/h (5.8 km/h)

Cruising range

300 mi (483 km)

Turning radius

Pivot to infinite

Slope

60%

Side slope

40%

Trench crossing

66 in. (168 cm)

Vertical wall climbing

24 in. (61 cm)

Braking (20-0 mi/h)

40 ft.

Engine


 

Make and model

Detroit Diesel 6V53T

Displacement

318 in.3 (5.2 liter)

Fuel

Diesel (DF2)

Rated horsepower

275 hp

Gross horsepower-to-weight ratio

20.2 hp/ton

Transmission, Automatic


 

Make and model

Allison X200-4B

Type

Hydrokinetic

Steering

Hydrostatic

Brake type

Multiple wet plate

Running Gear


 

Suspension

Torsion bar

Road wheels

5 per side, 24 inch diameter (61 cm)

Track type

Steel single pin, detachable rubber pad

Number of shoes

63 left, 64 right

Track pitch

6 in. (15.2 cm)

Track width

15 in. (38 cm)

Shock absorbers

3 per side

Wheel travel

9.0 in. (22.9 cm)

Electrical System


 

Generator


 

Amperes

200, 300 optional

Volts, dc

28

Batteries

4, type 6TL, 120 amp-hr, 12-volt each

Armament


 

50 cal MG

2,000 ready rds.

Armor


 

Basic hull

5083 Aluminum

Bolt-on armor kit

Steel armor

Mine armor

Steel armor

Gun shield kit

Steel armor

Spall suppressant

Composite panel

Fire Extinguishers


 

Fixed

5 lb. (2.3 kg) CO2 for engine compartment

Portable

5 lb. (2.3 kg) CO2


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