Printer Friendly

Protect yourself!

Need some additional protection from mines and small arms fire on your M113A2/A3? Then the mine armor kit, NSN 2540-01-498-9827, is for you.

The kit consists of a 3/4-in thick belly plate and a 3/8-in thick plate for attaching under the driver's side sponson.

The M113A3 has pre-drilled mounting holes for the belly armor, but not for the sponson armor. You'll need to have holes drilled and tapped and mounting inserts installed before it can be mounted. You'll find the inserts listed in Fig 230 of TM 9-2350-277-24P.

The belly and sponson armor also works with all other A3 variants and all A2s, but mounting inserts have to be installed before either plate can be mounted on those vehicles. Instructions come with the kit.

Be forewarned that when belly plates are mounted on A2 models, they obstruct the access plate on the bottom of the hull. That means you'll have to remove the belly plate in order to service the filters.
COPYRIGHT 2005 PS Magazine
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2005, Gale Group. All rights reserved. Gale Group is a Thomson Corporation Company.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Title Annotation:M113A2/A3 FOV ...
Publication:PS, the Preventive Maintenance Monthly
Date:May 1, 2005
Words:164
Previous Article:New tracks for an old warrior.
Next Article:Ask for a re-deal.


Related Articles
Let the light shine.
Turn 'Em In!
Second-rate effort?
New tracks for an old warrior.
Trump desert damage with PM.
Uncovering all the bases.
The search is over.
Extra! Extra! HMMWVs get add-on armor TB! Your AOA TB is available from three online sites!
No swimming allowed!
Friend or foe? CIPs can tell.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2020 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters