Philippine Army's M113 from US military stock

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    Cossack25A1 1st Lieutenant

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    US gives over 100 military vehicles to Philippines
    By AFP | 10 Dec, 2015, 03.50PM IST

    MANILA: The Philippines is receiving 114 armoured vehicles donated by the United States, officials said Thursday, boosting the poorly-equipped military's fight against various insurgent groups in the country.

    More -> http://economictimes.indiatimes.com...icles-to-philippines/articleshow/50122136.cms
     
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    Falcon Lieutenant Colonel Staff Member Social Media Team

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    The M113 is still useful, it is a very modular platform that provides some protection.


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    Cossack25A1 1st Lieutenant

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    Yup; even though it is designed for transporting soldiers in the field, the M113 can be modified and be armed with different weapons.

    I just don't know why a some in a certain forum keeps telling that "old-but-reliable" vehicles equates to being trash. Honestly, I cannot comprehend his discreet arrogance just because the PLA has "new-but-ripoff toys".
     
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    Many countries including the U.S use the M113 so there is no shame in that vehicle. Besides for a country like the Philippines where there are jungles and lots of rain which equals lots of mud the it is the perfect armored vehicle. Something like that Bradley would sink easily in that mud. Another consideration is how good the bridges are in some remote areas. Can neglected remote bridges hold up a bradley? Not always but they are more likely to hold up an M113. Heavy vehicles like the bradley are also 1 meter wider than the M113 meaning that they may not be able to operate effectively in urban areas. So I would say that the M113 is a good vehicle for urban engagements.
     
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    Technofox That Norwegian girl Staff Member Ret. Military Developer

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    One of many reasons I stopped going there. Too much arrogance, too much ignorance, too much racism and not a brain between them.

    And dang right their reliable! Hardly trash at all, we're still using them too:

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    Despite having more modern options like the CV90:

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    Give them the care they need and the M113 will run for many more years.

    The M113, still used by the US military, Norwegian Armed forces and many other nations is great for what it's used for, and it's uses are very diverse. It's a killer anti-tank platform, moves troops with ease over uneven terrain, is a great recon platform and command and control node... anyone saying otherwise has an agenda to push.
     
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