M-125 81mm MORTAR CARRIER: The M125
mortar carrier was essentially the same automotively as the M113A1 (see
track above) with the only differences being the top hatch modified to
allow 360 rotation of the mortar's track mounted base plate. SchorppGo
to our web page for the M125
Armored Vehicle Launched
Bridge: A mobile bridge used by the Army. Good
LCM: Mechanized landing craft used in
harbors and inland waterways. Coop
An M-548 tracked cargo vehicle. These vehicles were typically assigned
to artillery units to carry ammunition, and to armor units to carry fuel
and other cargo. Occasionally one of these vehicles with two 600 gallon
fuel tanks mounted in the cargo area, along with a pump unit, would go
to the field to refuel our vehicles.Good
P.C.: was an Armored Personnel Carrier
and was interchangeable with A.P.C. Pineapple
SHERIDAN: The Armored
Reconnaissance, Airborne Assault Vehicle (ARAAV) M-551, Sheridan "Tank."
Some people will still argue whether or not it was a real tank. It had
some advantages over the M-48 A3 tanks which we traded for the Sheridan,
but also had many weaknesses, and numerous maintenance problems.GoodGo to our webpage for the M551 Sheridan
TRACK: meant any tracked vehicle,
usually your own when you told a story. Pineapple
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