Armored personnel carriers, popularly called APCs, have occupied an important role in military operations since World War I. Modern APC s such as Patria AMV, Boxer and Piranha V offer enhanced protection, enabling safer infantry deployment in high-threat areas. Army-technology.com lists some of the best armored personnel carriers operated today, based on protection and mobility.
The vehicle is integrated with spaced and sloped Armour solutions for protection against mines, IED s and ballistic threats. It protects the crew from anti-tank and anti-personnel mines, bomb-lets and artillery shells, and offers all-round ballistic protection against arms up to 14.5 mm at 30° elevation.
FLW 200 remote-controlled light weapon station aboard the vehicle is installed with a 12.7 mm heavy machine gun or a 40 mm automatic grenade launcher. The vehicle also supports IdZ (Infantryman of the future) technology developed by the German Army. The Boxer armored personnel carrier has a top speed of 103 km/h and a class-leading range of 1,050 km.
The APC 8×8 modular wheeled armored vehicle was unveiled by Turkey-based Otokar Otomotiv ve Savunma Sanayi at International Defense Industry Fair (IDF) 2013. The base APC vehicle serves as a modular platform for a variety of mission configurations.
The APC vehicle’s internal layout is designed to accommodate a driver, commander, and ten troops. The armored hull offers high level of protection against Kinetic Energy (KE) penetrates, mines, RPG s, EFP s, and IED s.
The APC version of APC is fitted with a remote weapons station with 7.62 mm/12.7 mm machine gun or open cupola with 20 mm cannon or Mizrak-30 medium calibre remotely controlled turret mounting a 30 mm gun. The 8.9 L, six-cylinder diesel engine ensures a top speed of 105 km/h and the vehicle can achieve a range of 700 km.