Armored Personnel Carrier

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'''Armored Personnel Carriers''' (APC) are armored combat vehicles designed to ferry [[Infantry]] around the battlefield, protecting them from enemy fire and shrapnel. APCs can either be tracked or have wheels with tires. Most APCs have some variety of defensive armament, ranging from a machine gun to heavy auto-cannons and anti-tank missile launchers (though usually heavier armament at the expense of transport capacity).
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'''Armored Personnel Carriers''' (APC) are armored combat vehicles designed to transport [[infantry]] into battle, protecting them from enemy fire and shrapnel. Modern APCs can have either tracks or wheels with tires. Most APCs have some variety of armament, ranging from machine guns to cannons to missile launchers (although heavier armament typically reduces transport capacity).
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The concept of the Armored Personnel Carrier was experimented with during the [[Great War]] with the British Mark IX tank.  During the [[World War II|Second World War]], several types of tracked and half-tracked APCs were built, most of which were open-topped.  Many of these were large glorified trucks rather then dedicated infantry transports.  Specialized APCs came into their own during the Cold War, as more protection for carried troops was emphasized.  Two of the best examples are the US M-113 Infantry Fighting Vehicle and the Soviet BMP-1.
  
The concept of the Armored Personnel Carrier was experimented with during the [[Great War]] with the British Mark IX tank.  During the second world war, several types of tracked and halftrack APCs were built, most of which were open topped.  Many of these were large glorified trucks rather then dedicated infantry transports.  Specialized APC's came into their own during the Cold War as more protection for troops carried was emphasized.  One of the best examples was the US M-113 Infantry Fighting Vehicle and the Soviet BMP-1.
 
 
== Armored Personnel Carriers in [[science fiction]] ==
 
== Armored Personnel Carriers in [[science fiction]] ==
*[[Tau]] Devilfish
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*[[Tau]] Devilfish (''[[Warhammer 40,000]]'')
*[[AT-AT]] ([[Star Wars]])
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*[[AT-AT]] (''[[Star Wars]]'')
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*[[Colonial Marine]] APC (''[[Alien]]'')
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Revision as of 18:01, 8 April 2013

Armored Personnel Carriers (APC) are armored combat vehicles designed to transport infantry into battle, protecting them from enemy fire and shrapnel. Modern APCs can have either tracks or wheels with tires. Most APCs have some variety of armament, ranging from machine guns to cannons to missile launchers (although heavier armament typically reduces transport capacity).

The concept of the Armored Personnel Carrier was experimented with during the Great War with the British Mark IX tank. During the Second World War, several types of tracked and half-tracked APCs were built, most of which were open-topped. Many of these were large glorified trucks rather then dedicated infantry transports. Specialized APCs came into their own during the Cold War, as more protection for carried troops was emphasized. Two of the best examples are the US M-113 Infantry Fighting Vehicle and the Soviet BMP-1.

Armored Personnel Carriers in science fiction

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