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Armoured Personnel Carrier
RA APC 1
Unit
Affiliation

Allies
Soviets (rare)

Role

Troop transport

Armament

M60 machine gun

Protection

Heavy

Tier

1

Tech level

3

Properties
Hit points

200

Armour type

Heavy

Transport slots

5 infantry units

Production
Cost

$800

Produced by

War factory

Requires

Allied barracks

Combat
Ground attack

15 (SA)

Cooldown

20 frames

Speed

10

Attack range

4

Sight range

5

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

Background

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

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.

Legacy

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.

Trivia

  • In the Soviet campaign, some APCs appear to be on the Soviet side.
  • The APC is depicted by the M113 armoured personnel carrier in the sidebar icon and in cutscenes.

Gallery

Videos

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