GHQ N-70 M-113A3

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GHQ N-70 M-113A3

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Does anyone know if the M-113A3 with applique armor (N70) was actually used by the US Army? I cannot find any photos of being used by the US Army. I found plenty of pictures of M-113A3 with cage armor, but none with applique armor although I thought I saw some in the past.

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Re: GHQ N-70 M-113A3

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The Commonwealth uses this hull, different weapon systems.

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Kitbash, I put the HMG bucket on M113, put French turret w/25mm from VBCI or turret from V-150.

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We had a lot of Bradleys with the extra armor, but I never saw any M113s with it. That doesn't necessarily mean that the Army didn't have some, I just never saw it in my little piece of the Army, and I haven't seen any pics of them either.
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Re: GHQ N-70 M-113A3

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If I remember correctly, it saw limited use. GHQ would have been better off doing a M113A2 with the external fuel tanks on the back. As for that it still does need to do one.

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Re: GHQ N-70 M-113A3

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There was a plan and a couple of test prototypes of this vehicle for the uparmoring using ceramic plates starting in the late 80s . The intent was for Mech units that didn’t upgrade to Bradley’s (ie National Guard ) would swap out their old M113s for M113A3 with the ceramic appliqué armor as shown . The plan was scrapped when the wall came down and suddenly there were lots of Bradley’s that were available to cascade down to the National Guard .

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There were a few other countries that eventually used addon armour on their M113s in combination with the turret. The Danish used them in the Balkans in the 90's.

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Thank you.
Roger H wrote:
Sun Sep 25, 2022 2:54 am
There was a plan and a couple of test prototypes of this vehicle for the uparmoring using ceramic plates starting in the late 80s . The intent was for Mech units that didn’t upgrade to Bradley’s (ie National Guard ) would swap out their old M113s for M113A3 with the ceramic appliqué armor as shown . The plan was scrapped when the wall came down and suddenly there were lots of Bradley’s that were available to cascade down to the National Guard .
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Post by Harlan »

Cool picture, thank you. It gives me some ideas.
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Mon Sep 26, 2022 12:09 am
There were a few other countries that eventually used addon armour on their M113s in combination with the turret. The Danish used them in the Balkans in the 90's.

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