Two M113A1 Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs) parked in the centre of a street in the town of ...

Accession Number P03856.005
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film original negative 35mm safety base
Maker Errington, William Alexander (Bill)
Place made Vietnam: South Vietnam
Date made 22 August 1968
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
Copyright

Item copyright: Commonwealth of Australia copyright

Description

Two M113A1 Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs) parked in the centre of a street in the town of Long Dien. The vehicle on the left has the call sign three one alpha (31A) and is possibly named 'Elaine'. Both vehicles have sheets of perforated steel planking fitted to their sides and both are armed with shield mounted .50 calibre M2 HB Browning heavy machine guns. The soldiers in the centre are handling a 20 Pounder Centurion tank round. The vehicle (left) is carrying infantry who are wearing helmets.

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