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M113 info in theatre SVN 68 and 71
« on: April 30, 2013, 09:07:46 AM »
If you collect or read info on the Aussie M113 fleet here is some info seen during ARN research on the AWM document archives:


102 Field Workshop Commander Diary 21 August 68

"Great excitement. 19 APCs arrive, "all brand new, I hope. This will take some of the pressure off 102 for a while..."

Road testing tasks to get a road speed requirement, agreed to adjust down from max of 37mph to 32mph.

https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/records/awm95/14/2/awm95-14-2-16.pdf

106 Field Workshop Commander Diary July 71

"In accordance with the HQ AFV request we have carried out a study of the failure pattern of M113A1 engines in this theatre since April 1969. The findings of that study are contained in this Annex."

"... the average engine mileage has remained fairly constant overall (Appendix 2 Table 7) at about 4300 miles..."

Features a very detailed annex re cylinder liner failures etc.

https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/records/awm95/14/3/awm95-14-3-21.pdf


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Re: M113 info in theatre SVN 68 and 71
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2013, 09:52:59 AM »
Thanks carzee.
1 Series 2a (Civ)
1966 S2A GS ARN 113-990
1964 S2A GS ARN 112-951
1964 S2A GS ARN 112-915

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Re: M113 info in theatre SVN 68 and 71
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2013, 09:46:44 AM »
Just a follow up on the engine failures. It was eventually found that most of the failures of cyl liners and seals were caused by the engines being shut down too quickly after use. The fix was simple: drivers were to ensure that the engines were to be idled at 1200-1500 RPM for 3-5 mins before being shut down. The engines had also had to be warmed up prior to being driven.

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Re: M113 info in theatre SVN 68 and 71
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2013, 06:25:12 PM »
thanks carzee & BB18, very interesting info
2a 109 114-341,
No.5 173-589,
W/S Platform 178-000,
PT1 204-796