Military Factory

Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs)

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 8/19/2015

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

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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Achzarit (Cruel) HAPC
As the Israeli Army progressed from open-field warfare in its early years to contested urban settings in its later years, the...
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AF-40 Al-Fahd AFV
In 1998,the Saudi National Guard adopted the "Al-Fahd" 8-wheeled Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV) - based on a modified Canadia...
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AIFV (Armored Infantry Fighting Vehicle) / (M113A1)
In the mid-1960s, the United States Army already began looking beyond their ubiquitous M113 Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) s...
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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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Alvis FV4333 Stormer
The British FV4333 Alvis "Stormer" was developed from the established line of CVR(T) ("Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance (Tracked...
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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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AMZ Dzik (Wild Boar)
Modern conflicts such as those ongoing in Afghanistan and Iraq reignited interest in armored cars for quick-reaction support ...
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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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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...
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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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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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Emerging from BN Constructions Ferroviaries et Metalliques (BNCFM) of Belgium during the mid-1970s was the export-minded SIBM...
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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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The Soviet Army adjusted their battlefield doctrine following their experiences in World War 2 (1939-1945) against the Axis p...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Bumerang (Boomerang)
During the Cold War decades, the Soviet Army championed use of multi-axle armor wheeled vehicles among its ground force ranks...
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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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Taiwanese military power has long been supported by the United States and the island nation received and operated the ubiquit...
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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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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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Cruiser Tank Ram Kangaroo
The "Kangaroo" name in Canadian Army service covered a group of Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs) that were modifications of ...
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Denel Rooikat (Caracal / Red Cat)
Lessons learned in South Africa's involvement during the Angolan Civil War (1975-2002) were implemented into new armored vehi...
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With its relatively recent war with Russia in 2008, it behooves the nation of Georgia to develop a self-sustaining indigenous...
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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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The Enigma 8x8 wheeled Armored Modular Fighting Vehicle (AMFV) has been developed by Emirates Defense Technology (EMT) to ful...
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ELBO Leonidas-2
The Greek Army (known as the "Hellenic Army") relied on the ELBO "Leonidas" Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) for a time and th...
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Fahd AFV
Lacking the industry know-how to design and develop a multirole Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV) from scratch, the Egyptian gov...
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In 1960, the United States Army adopted the-now ubiquitous M113 Armored Personnel Carrier (APC). From this selection came som...
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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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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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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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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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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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Infantry Tank Mk IV Churchill (A22)
The Churchill served the British Army and allied forces as the most important of its type during World War 2 (1939-1945), riv...
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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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KAMAZ Typhoon
Russian Army experience in the Chechen wars, as well as observation of the U.S.-led wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and a genera...
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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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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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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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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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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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M113 APC
The American M113 Armored Personnel Carrier became one of the most successful Cold War vehicles in the world with operators n...
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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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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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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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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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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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Nexter / GIAT VBCI (Vehicule Blinde de Combat d'Infanterie)
During the last decade there began a definitive move away from costly and complex tracked armored vehicles to more cost-effec...
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Nexter TITUS (Tactical Infantry Transport and Utility System)
In today's military world there exists a definite global shift concerning military vehicle procurement. This shift has seen n...
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OT M-60
Yugoslavia was formed in 1943 during World War 2 (1939-1945) and maintained an existence up until its dissolution in 1992. Th...
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Pandur I
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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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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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...
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Paramount Mbombe
South Africa fought in the Rhodesian Bush War (1964-1979) and it was during this time that thought was given to development o...
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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...
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Patria Pasi XA
Over the past several decades or so there has been a considerable shift by modern armies of the world away from the expensive...
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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...
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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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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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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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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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Renault VAB (Vehicule de l Avant Blinde)
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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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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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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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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Saur 3 (TBT 8x8)
The Saur 3 (also "TBT 8x8") is an 8x8 wheeled Armored Fighting Vehicle being developed for the Romanian Army by the local con...
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Saurer 4K 4FA
Developed to serve the same battlefield function as the classic American M113 Armored Personnel Carrier (APC), the Saurer 4K ...
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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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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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Schutzenpanzer SPz 12-3 (SPz Lang / Lang HS.30)
Following the fighting of World War 2 (1939-1945), Germany became a split nation, occupied by the victors through an East and...
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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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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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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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T-15 (Armata) (Object 149)
Recent Russian ground forces combat experience had showcased a need for a Heavy Infantry Fighting Vehicle (HIFV) with a good ...
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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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The TAB-77 is a licensed Romanian copy of the Soviet Cold War-era BTR-70 8-wheeled Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) introduced...
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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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Type 63 (YW531)
In the late 1950s, the Chinese government called on local industry to design and develop a low-cost Armored Personnel Carrier...
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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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Type 73 APC
In 1967, the Japanese Defence Agency commissioned for a new Armored Personnel Carrier as a planned successor to the Type SU-6...
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Type 90 (YW535)
The Type 90 appeared as a Chinese-originated offering intended for export customers during the early 1990s after it completed...
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Type 90 / Type 92 (WZ551)
The WZ551 is a designation for a Chinese-originated 6x6 wheeled armored vehicle. The vehicle was developed by NORINCO (China ...
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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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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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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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Ural Typhoon
Taking a page out Western doctrine, the Russian Army has adopted several Mine-Resistant, Ambush-Protected (MRAP) vehicle desi...
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VCC Camillino
Italy already maintained several thousand license-production American M113 armored personnel carriers by OTO Melara, so it wa...
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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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Walid (Walid Gomaa Mohamed)
In the 1960s, the Egyptian Army invested in a new armored car based on its experiences with the Soviet-era 4x4 wheeled BTR-40...
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