|Vietnam: Phuoc Tuy Province
|c 1969 - 1970
Item copyright: AWM Licensed copyright
An M113A1 Armoured Personnel Carrier with the call sign eight six Alpha (86A) and named 'THE ...
An M113A1 Armoured Personnel Carrier with the call sign eight six Alpha (86A) and named 'THE BAD'. This vehicle is part of an independent troop of three vehicles attached to the 3rd Cavalry Regiment, which are known collectively as 'The Good' (86), 'The Bad' (86A) and 'The Ugly' (86B). This vehicle has been fitted with sponson armour (visible above the first three road wheels) and a T50 steel turret which is armed with an internal .30 calibre L3A3 Browning medium machine gun and a pintle mounted .30 calibre L3A4 Browning medium machine gun on top. The vehicle commanders hatch is open and his armoured combat vest is on the hatch door. A row of .30 calibre ammunition boxes have been fitted to the deck and a number of coloured smoke grenade canisters have been festooned around the rear of the turret. A spare road wheel is also visible on top of the deck. On 16 March 1970 this vehicle was damaged after hitting a mine, which wounded the driver, 2136891 Trooper Paul Rowland Ferris. The vehicle was returned to Australia shortly after.