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Interior pictures of the M-113 ACAV

February 20 2004 at 5:07 AM
C. Simonis  (no login)
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I was wondering if there is any good pictures etc. of the interior of the M-113 ACAV.



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David Maynard
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Try the Concord book on the Vietnam war

February 20 2004, 5:32 AM 

Definitely some ACAV interior shots in there.

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Jakko Westerbeke
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Re: Try the Concord book on the Vietnam war

February 20 2004, 5:39 AM 

The book David refers to is Armor of the Vietnam War (1) Allied Forces by Michael Green & Peter Sarson, and not Vietnam: Armor in Action by Gordon Rottman & Donald Spaulding. The former has a few good photos of different ACAV interiors on page 42, taken through the open rear ramp, but the latter doesn't.

But really, what it comes down to is to remove the commander's seat and everything associated with it (the pillar and the "shelf" for him to stand on) and then pack lots of ammo boxes, a few water jerry cans, and assorted other boxes and stuff into the vehicle in a fairly neat way. A row of ammo boxes under each bench, and another row on top of them, plus a pile of ammo boxes against the engine firewall, puts you a long way to having correct interior stowage

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Robert Lockie
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And a plank?

February 20 2004, 7:08 AM 

I have heard (from a friend who was informed by veterans) that a plank was placed across the vehicle between the rear seats so that the blokes at the rear hatch M60 mounts could stand on it and direct fire into roadside ditches where VC were prone to lurking. Even come across this information? I have not seen it in photographs despite looking for some years...

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Gerard van oosbree
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Don't forget sandbags

February 20 2004, 11:16 AM 

In several textbooks about Vietnam, I found that it was very common to first lay down a layer of filled sandbags to counter mines, and then two layers of maao crates.
No wonder maintanance went up also as the extra weight tore apart gearboxes and shafts.

Gerard van Oosbree

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Matthew W. Malogorski
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113 Vietnam Stowage

February 20 2004, 7:16 PM 

Don't forget the crews personal gear: Canteens, ammo pouches, helmets, rifles, bags and packs, C ration carton, maybe a cooler or radio, and a few smoke grenades. Look for pictures with what was stashed on the hull top, and then drop some of the same gear into the fighting compartment.


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Bill Inglee
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Great website

February 21 2004, 10:25 AM 

Have you tried this site?


The official ACAV stowage plus some on-the-ground interiors -- in colour.
Bill Inglee

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