Lynx reconnaissance vehicle


The Lynx reconnaissance vehicle (manufacturer’s name: M113½ Command and Reconnaissance Vehicle, abbr. M113 C&R) is a United States-built tracked armoured fighting vehicle, which was employed by the armed forces of the Netherlands and Canada. Dutch vehicles were exported in the 1990s to Bahrain and Chile, according to SIPRI 35 and 8 vehicles respectively.

The Lynx is a smaller command and reconnaissance vehicle built as a private venture in 1963 by FMC Corp., the manufacturer of the M113 armoured personnel carrier. The Lynx uses M113A1 components, including aluminum armour, but with only four road wheels on each side and the engine in the rear instead of the front. The U.S. Army adopted the M114 in favour of the M113½, but it was employed in the reconnaissance role by the Netherlands and Canada (where it was officially designated the Lynx).

The Lynx is amphibious, propelled in the water by its tracks. Before swimming, a trim vane is erected at front, bilge pumps started, and covers mounted on the air intake and exhaust. In practice, crews would close hatches and ford shallow streams at high speed. – Summery from Wikipedia

Weight: 8.77 tonnes
Length: 4.60 m
Width: 2.41 m
Height: 2.18 m
Crew: 3 (commander, driver, observer)
Armor: 31.8 mm

Main armament: .50-caliber M2 Machine Gun
Secondary armament: 7.62mm GPMG C5/C5A1
Engine: 6-cyl. diesel GMC Detroit Diesel 6V-53 215 hp (160 kW)
Power/weight: 25 hp/tonne
Suspension: torsion-bar
Operational range: 523 km
Speed: 71 km/h, 6 km/h swimming

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