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For other uses, see Armored personnel carrier.

The M113 armoured personnel carrier, or APC for short, was an Allied vehicle used during the Second World War.


Ever since armoured warfare began, one of the important questions was how to keep the infantry with the tanks. Tanks without infantry could quickly be slaughtered by rocket infantry, which often necessitated an infantry screen. Furthermore, some infantry, such as commandos, needed a safe way to get in and out of difficult combat situations. The Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) was the solution.

Game unit

With the Armored Personnel Carrier, the Allies can transport up to 5 infantry units quickly across land. A tracked vehicle, the APC is the lightest unit with the ability to crush Sandbag and Barbed Wire Barriers. The Turret-Mounted M-60 helps keep infantry at bay while it goes about its mission.
- Red Alert manual(src)

The APC is small, heavily armoured and fast. Mounting a small machine gun, it is effective against all infantry. Its speed and ability to crush infantry make it highly effective against soldiers of all types, with the exception of the shock troopers, whose armoured suits prevented crushing

Although it can be used to transport engineers, the number of engineers required to capture most buildings means that this is often not an effective tactic. The APC can be chronoshifted, but any infantry inside are simply erased from time.

Compared to the Ranger, the APC has the same weapon, but is much more durable, and unlike the Ranger it can crush infantry.

In the Soviet campaign, some APCs appear to be on the Soviet side.


Tiberium Universe

The APC was further used by the Global Defense Initiative in the First Tiberium War.

Red Alert Universe

The Allied Phase transport was built around an M113 chassis in the aftermath of the war. The design eventually phased out after the war and was replaced by the Battle Fortress during the Psychic Dominator Disaster. The Soviets, however, designed their own APC known as the Flak Track, which was used in the Third World War and the Psychic Dominator Disastor.

Behind the scenes

  • The APC is depicted by the M113 APC in the sidebar icon and in cutscenes.



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An APC escaping a burning base

See also

RAR Allies Logo.png Allied Second World War Arsenal RAR Allies Logo.png
RAR Soviets Logo.png Soviet Second World War Arsenal RAR Soviets Logo.png