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Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs)

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 4/21/2014

The first armored personnel carrier debuted in World War 1 and the class has come a long way since then.

There are a total of 77 Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs) in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




1972
AAV-7 (LVTP-7)
The AAV-7 series of assault amphibious vehicles was born as the LVTP-7 in the late 1960s. The initiative called for an armore...
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1978
Alvis FV103 Spartan
Born of the British Army's "Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance (Tracked)" (CVR-T) initiative of the 1970s, the FV103 Spartan fulfi...
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1952
AMX-13
The AMX-13 Light Tank was designed to a new post-World War 2 French Army requirement. In the post-war years, France was rebui...
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2011
ARTEC Boxer
The Boxer saw its origins in a late 1990s military requirement concerning the armies of the United Kingdom, France and German...
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1966
BMP-1 (Boyevaya Mashina Pekhoty)
The Soviet military was first major military power to widely adopt the concept of an "armored fighting infantry carrier" thro...
Thumbnail picture of the BMP-1 (Boyevaya Mashina Pekhoty)

1982
BMP-2 (Boyevaya Mashina Pekhoty)
The Soviet Union introduced the concept of the Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) with the adoption of its BMP-1 in 1966. The ty...
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1987
BMP-3 (Boyevaya Mashina Pekhoty)
Soviet Union engineers and factories garnered much experience in the massive armor battles against German and Axis forces tha...
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1967
Bravia Chaimite (Series)
The Bravia Chaimite V-series of light armored vehicles is a Portuguese-designed and produced 4x4 armored personnel carrier (A...
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1950
Thumbnail picture of the BTR-152

2001
BTR-3
The BTR-3 is a modern eight-wheeled armored fighting vehicle that currently serves operationally with a handful of armies acr...
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2009
BTR-4
The BTR-4 eight-wheeled armored personnel carrier began as a in-house endeavor through the Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building D...
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1950
BTR-40 (Bronetransporter)
The Red Army learned much about mobility in its response to the German invasion of the Soviet Union during World War 2. As su...
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1950
BTR-50P
The BTR-50 series of Soviet armored personnel carriers was developed in the 1950s and served for a time to good effect. The s...
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1960
BTR-60
The armored 8x8 wheeled BTR-60 of 1960 was developed as a direct replacement for the 6x6 wheeled BTR-152 series Armored Perso...
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1980
BTR-70
The BTR-70 represents a further development of the successful line of BTR-60 armored personnel carriers of Soviet design. The...
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1987
BTR-80
The BTR-80 was the logical evolution of the wheeled armored personnel carrier (APC) BTR series that more or less hit its stri...
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1995
BTR-90
The BTR-90 represents a further development of the BTR series of 8x8 armored personnel carriers that include the BTR-60, BTR-...
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2000
BTR-94
The BTR-94 is nothing more than a Ukrainian modified version of the Soviet-era BTR-80 armored personnel carrier. As such, the...
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1945
Centurion (A41)
Though requested as early as 1943 and entering production in January of 1945, the British Centurion Main Battle Tank arrived ...
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1978
CM-21 AIFV
Taiwanese military power has long been supported by the United States and the island nation received and operated the ubiquit...
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2007
CM-32 Yunpao (Clouded Leopard) / TIFV (Taiwan Infantry Fighting Vehicle)
The CM-32 Yunpao ("Clouded Leopard") is an eight-wheeled, modular armored vehicle serving with the land forces of Taiwan. The...
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1993
Combat Vehicle 90 / Stridsfordon 90 (CV90 / Strf 90
It was the Soviet Union that first introduced the large-scale concept of the Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) to the world wit...
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1997
DIO Boragh
Leading up to the Islamic Revolution, Iran received its military support from Western players such as the United States. Afte...
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1981
Thumbnail picture of the ELBO Leonidas-2

1986
Thumbnail picture of the Fahd APC

2005
FNSS Pars (Anatolian Leopard)
To further bolster its large and ever-growing land force, the Turkish Army adopted an all-new, indigenously-designed and deve...
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2002
FPI Cougar (MRAP)
The Cougar has since expanded into a full line of militarized armored vehicles. This began with the base 4x4 and 6x6 series C...
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1963
FV432 APC
The FV432 was a solid, if unspectacular, armored personnel carrier for the British Army, seeing over 3,000 in total productio...
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1981
FV4333 Stormer
Based on the Alvis Scorpion CVR(T) model, the Stormer was a further development primarily for export. The Stormer, like its S...
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1986
FV510 Warrior
The Warrior is an infantry fighting vehicle currently in service with the armies of the United Kingdom and Kuwait. While the ...
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1941
Half-Track Personnel Carrier M3
No image of the American military effort in World War 2 is complete without the appearance of the M3 Half-Track vehicle. The ...
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2009
K300 KNIFV (K21)
In attempting to match North Korean armored capabilities (though from more of an advanced technology perspective), South Kore...
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2003
KTO Rosomak
The KTO Rosomak ("Wolverine") is a family of multi-purpose, eight-wheeled, armored vehicles currently in service with the Pol...
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1941
Landing Vehicle Tracked (LVT-2 / LVT-4) (Alligator / Water Buffalo)
The LVT ("Landing Vehicle Tracked") began a long line of amphibious tracked American military vehicles for the US Army and Ma...
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1999
LAV III Kodiak
The LAV III "Kodiak" is based on the successful Swiss MOWAG Piranha III and is the armored personnel carrier of choice for th...
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1956
LVTP-5 (Landing Vehicle, Tracked, Personnel)
Since the early days of naval warfare, the amphibious assault has remained a complicated, expensive yet ultimately important ...
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2002
M1126 Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicle (ICV)
The M1126 Stryker is another 8x8 wheeled armored machine in the long line of Stryker vehicles. The primary operational role o...
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1960
M113
The M113 armored personnel carrier can be regarded as one of the most successful post-war armored vehicles. No fewer than 80,...
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1981
M2 Bradley
The M2 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) fulfilled a U.S. Army requirement that began in the 1960s calling for an amphi...
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1953
M59 APC
The M59 Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) was developed to a US Army specification to replace the preceding short-lived M75 APC...
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1952
M75 APC
During World War 2, it was accepted practice to ferry troops to and from combat zones was through any vehicle then available...
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2008
Merkava Namer
The Israeli Army has always maintained a certain style of warfare based highly on their experiences in large-scale and locali...
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1968
MT-LB (M1970)
World War 2 warfare instilled on the Soviet Army the need for a very mobile armored force. After the war, the concepts proven...
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1996
Pandur I 6x6
The Pandur I was a 6x6, multi-faceted wheeled chassis primarily serving as a fast armored personnel carrier within the invent...
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1951
Panhard EBR (Engin Blinde de Reconnaissance)
The French Panhard EBR armored car of the 1950s actually maintained design origins in the years leading up to World War 2. Pa...
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1977
Panhard ERC 90
The French concerns of Renault and Panhard submitted designs to fulfill a 1970s French Army requirement for new 4x4 and 6x6 a...
Thumbnail picture of the Panhard ERC 90

2006
Patria AMV (Armored Modular Vehicle)
The Patria AMV ("Armored Modular Vehicle") is of Finnish origination and was adopted by the national army in 2006. The vehicl...
Thumbnail picture of the Patria AMV (Armored Modular Vehicle)

1966
Pbv 302 (Pansarbandvagn 302)
Though rarely considered a military powerhouse in the same breath as the United States, Great Britain or Russia, it seems tha...
Thumbnail picture of the Pbv 302 (Pansarbandvagn 302)

1979
Pegaso BMR
The Pegaso BMR ("Blindado Medio de Ruedas" - "Armored, Medium, Wheeled") series of wheeled vehicles are a multi-role 6x6 syst...
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2006
Pindad APS-3 Anoa (Pindad Panser)
The Pindad APS-3 "Anoa" (also known as the "Pindad Panser") is an indigenous medium-class armored personnel carrier design ef...
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1952
PT-76
The PT-76 was developed shortly after Second World War. The weapon system is designated as a "Light Amphibious Tank" featurin...
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1984
Puma CEV
The Puma is a heavily-armored Combat Engineering Vehicle (CEV) that doubles as an Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) for the Com...
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1976
Renault VAB
The French-produced VAB is a multi-faceted highly-adaptable armored personnel carrier and scout car. The chassis is used in a...
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2009
RG-35 (MRAP)
The RG-35 is a relatively new armored wheeled vehicle offering by Land Systems OMC of South Africa, a subsidiary of BAe Syste...
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1981
Rheinmetall Landsysteme Condor
The Condor is a Light Armored Vehicle (LAV) appearing in West Germany during the Cold War (1947-1991) at which time Germany r...
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1979
Rheinmetall Landsysteme Transportpanzer 1 Fuchs (TPz 1)
The Transportpanzer 1 (TPz 1 or "Fuchs") is a 6-wheeled armored personnel carrier designed from a West German requirement. Th...
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1962
Thumbnail picture of the Saurer 4K 4FA

1983
Saxon AT105
The Saxon AT105 is a 4-wheeled armored personnel carrier (APC) used by the British Army and supplied in small numbers to seve...
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2013
Schutzenpanzer Puma
The German Army is currently evaluating the Schutzenpanzer Puma as its newest Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV), destined to re...
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1939
SdKfz 250 leichter Schutzenpanzerwagen
The SdKfz 250 series was just one in the long line of German-produced halftrack systems in World War 2. The 250 system went o...
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1939
SdKfz 251 mittlerer Schutzenpanzerwagen
A 1932 directive set about to provide German infantry with a versatile vehicle able to keep pace with the mobile Panzer tank ...
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1977
Steyr Spz 4K 7FA
The Austrian SPz 4K 7FA was a further development of the 4K 4FA armored personnel carrier (APC) and its variants developed in...
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1940
T-34
To Red Army authorities, it was becoming painfully clear that the BT series of "fast tanks" was not the long term answer for ...
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2020
T-99 Armata (Universal Combat Platform - UCP)
The current frontline Russian Main Battle Tank (MBT) remains the Third Generation T-90 introduced in 1991 (1,670 produced to ...
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1977
TAB-77
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1918
Tank Mark IX
The Mark IX tank was classified as an armored personnel carrier - effectively the world's first of its kind anywhere in opera...
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1992
Type 6614
The Italian-built Type 6614 is a 4x4 armored personnel carrier produced jointly by the FIAT and Oto Melara defense firms. The...
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1973
Thumbnail picture of the Type 73 APC

1995
Type 96 (APC)
The Type 96 Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) is a modern locally-produced version of the Canadian LAV-25 eight-wheeled vehicle...
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1960
Type SU 60 APC
The Japanese Type-60 was the first armored personnel carrier developed by the Mitsubishi and Komatsu companies in the post-Wo...
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1939
Universal Carrier (Bren Gun Carrier)
The Bren Gun Carrier was truly a universal system at its core. Charged with moving troops through the harshest of conditions,...
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1982
VCC Camillino
Italy already maintained several thousand license-production American M113 armored personnel carriers by OTO Melara, so it wa...
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1973
VTT-323 (M1973 Sinhung)
When the North Korean Army needed an armored personnel carrier, they turned to what they do best - license production of an e...
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