M 113 Lynx - Rokycany, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 49° 43.592 E 013° 35.191
33U E 398128 N 5509184
Quick Description: The Lynx reconnaissance vehicle (manufacturer's name: M113½ Command and Reconnaissance Vehicle, abbr. M113 C&R) is a United States-built tracked armoured fighting vehicle, which was employed by the armed forces of the Netherlands and Canada.
Location: Plzeňský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 5/8/2017 9:01:44 AM
Waymark Code: WMVNB9
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Dorcadion Team
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Long Description:
The M113 Lynx (visit link) is a reconnaissance vehicle of US origin. It was developed in the early 1960's by the FMC Corporation as a private venture for export sales. The official name is M113 Command and Reconnaissance Vehicle but the abbreviation M113 C&R and nickname Lynx are much more common. The M113 C&R was produced in limited quantities since only the Netherlands and Canada adopted it.

The M113 C&R is armed with a 12.7mm M2HB heavy machine gun in the more intricate M26 mount than the one used on the M113. In Dutch service this mount was replaced with the Oerlikon GBD-ADA turret in the 1970's, providing a massive increase in firepower. The GBD turret mounts the powerful 25mm KBA autocannon which can be used effectively against most armored vehicles.

This vehicle is located in the Museum on the Demarcation line in Rokycany. The Museum on the Demarcation Line in Rokycany is the biggest non-state museum in the Czech Republic. Its founder and operator is the Czech Army Land Forces Foundation. It is focused on vehicles and combat equipment, outfit and armament of the Czechoslovakian army till 1938, the Anti-Hitler coalition and the German armed forces of the last days of the 2nd world war on the Demarcation line added by the outfit and armament of the Czechoslovakian people´s army.
Location restrictions:
The museum is open every day from 1.4. To 31.10. From 9 am to 6 pm


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