Craig Moore examines one of the most iconic vehicles of the Vietnam war, the M113 Armoured Cavalry Assault Vehicle

The M113 armoured personnel carrier role was changed to be a more offensive vehicle when it was fitted with a .50 cal and two 7.62mm machine guns on the roof. It was redesignated as the M113 Armoured Cavalry Assault Vehicle

‘Max spotted the first M113, now called ‘Little Annie Fanny,’ for sale at a tank ride and paintball adventure complex that was closing down its operations’

The American Infantry Preservation Society (AIPS) 9th Mechanised Infantry re-enactment group used two M113 ACAVs as part of their display, to depict a typical mechanised infantry unit in Vietnam between 1969-1970 at the Capel Military Show in 2022. On the first day of the show, I posted some photographs I had taken of the M113s on Facebook. I was shocked by the huge number of positive comments I received from Vietnam war veterans, praising how realistic and detailed the vehicle restoration process had been. This was high praise indeed from the guys who were transported in and operated these machines. On the second day of the show, I made a point of finding the Society and telling them what the veterans had said.

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