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M113 APC 1960–75

M113 APC 1960–75 Book Review

By David L. Veres

Date of Review January 2018 Title M113 APC 1960–75
Author Jamie Prenatt Publisher Osprey Publishing
Published 2017 ISBN 9781472817464
Format 48 pages, softbound MSRP (USD) $18.00


"The M113 is one of the most numerous, widely deployed, and adaptable armored vehicles ever produced."

That's author Jamie Prenatt on the amazingly adaptable and durable design.

Now he surveys its iconic combat use in M113 APC 1960–75 – number 252 in Osprey's "New Vanguard" range.

The slim, 48-page study starts with vehicle design and development – including "progenitors". A "variants" survey follows. And coverage continues with the "combat history" of M113s in South Vietnamese, US and Australian service.

Contents conclude with tantalizing text on M113 use by South Korean, Thai, and Philippine forces in the conflict. More on this, please, Osprey.

Photos and color profiles illustrate the account. Sidebars and extended captions further spice the story. And a selected bibliography and index help guide further study.

For nearly six decades, M113 variants have remained mainstays of armies throughout the world. Make Osprey's ripping little read your introduction to the classic combat use of this legendary warrior.


My sincere thanks to Osprey Publishing for this review sample!