AFV Club 35003 American M548A1 Tracked Cargo Carrier 1:35 Plastic Model Kit
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The M548 is a modern American tracked transport vehicle. The first prototypes of the vehicle were created in the mid-1960s. The drive is provided by a single motor Detroit Diesel 6V53 with a power of 204 HP. The armament of the car is usually a single machine gun cal. 7.62 or 12.7 mm.
The M548 vehicle was built on the basis of the chassis and many components of the M113, the basic US Army armored personnel carrier in the 1960s and 1970s. The M548 served as a supply wagon, ammunition wagon, and general-purpose transport vehicle that performed quite well off-road, a trait that surpassed many wheeled vehicles in the U.S. Army. In the course of serial production, several variants of this car were created, apart from the basic version. Chronologically, the first was the M548A1, which had a modified cooling system and better suspension. A version of the M548A2 was also created, which served in the Marine Corps and had the ability to overcome water obstacles without special preparation. Later, the M548A3 version was put into production, with a more powerful engine and improved off-road mobility. Vehicles of this type have already been withdrawn from the US Army, but are still in service with the armed forces of Switzerland and Iraq.