Canadian Army APC M113A3 - Kakabeka Falls, ON
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11
N 48° 23.249 W 089° 35.772
16U E 307797 N 5362625
Quick Description: One of two Canadian Army Armoured Personnel Carriers on display of the Royal Canadian Legion branch in Kakabeka Falls, ON
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 9/11/2020 11:06:51 AM
Waymark Code: WM13459
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:
The Canadian Army APC, designated coded M113A3 is one of two such pieces located on the frontispiece of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 225 in Kakabeka Falls.

The Army had a total of 1,045 M113s, with first delivery in 1965. The designator was changed to M113A1 with the addition of a diesel engine over the original gasoline one.

Final variant was the M113A3, which included a reinforced armour on the underside to protect against IEDS. However, this proved inadequate during UN operations in Somalia and Bosnia and the M113s were removed from service with the arrival of with new Grizzly carriers and LAVs (light armoured vehicles).

M113 APC variants are still in service, with phaseout/replacement between 2020 and 2025.
Location restrictions:
Available for viewing 24/7, however, the M113s are next to a Legion cenotaph, where services are occasionally conducted. Govern yourself accordingly.

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