The Armored Cavalry Assault Vehicle (ACAV) was a derivative of the US Army's standard M113 armored personnel carrier. APCs such as the M113 were designed to ferry a squad of troops into battle and protect them from small arms fire. Once the vehicle came to a stop, a rear ramp would be lowered so that the troops riding inside the carrier could disembark behind the vehicle without being exposed to enemy gunfire. The ACAV was an upgunned variant that featured a .50-caliber machine gun and shield over the commander's hatch, plus two M-60 machine guns and shields near the rear cargo hatch for additional fire support.
Pictured here is a marvelous 1:43 scale diecast replica of an M113 ambulance. Like the other vehicles in the "Unsung Heroes" line, this M113 ambulance has been 'muddied' to give it a more weathered appearance. This particular vehicle was attached to the US Army's 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, and nicknamed "Draft Dodger." Sold Out!
Release Date: April 2006