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A special kit that enhances the amphibious capabilities of the tracked M113 BTR

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The Italian company ARIS SpA (Applicazioni Rielaborazioni Impianti Speciali) has developed with its own funds a special kit that enhances the amphibious capabilities of tracked armored personnel carriers of the M113 series manufactured by BAE Systems, Ground Systems Division.

The first prototype of the car, named Arisgator, was made in 1997, and at the beginning of 1999, it was announced that the Italian Ministry of Defense issued a contract for initial production in a small number of ARIS SpA. Currently, armored personnel carriers of the M113 series from BAE Systems are in large numbers in service with the Italian army and, to a lesser extent, Italian marines. In the middle of 2006, it was announced that the Arisgator was in service with the San Marco battalion of the Italian amphibious assault force. There Arisgator received the designation VAL (Light Amphibious Vehicle).

The standard M113 series BTR is completely floating, driven afloat by rewinding the tracks, while the maximum speed on calm water is 5,8 km / h.

The M113 BTR was not originally designed to overcome fast-flowing rivers or launch from a landing ship away from the coast.

In order to improve the performance of M113, ARIS developed a special marine kit with the aim of overcoming not only water barriers in ship-to-shore operations, but also to overcome fast-flowing rivers.

The kit weighs from 1350 to 1700 kg, including bow, stern and upper blocks; Like the base body of the M113 BTR, they are all made of light alloy.

A special form bow was added to the machine in order to increase the buoyancy of the machine and two rear parts were installed on each side of the stern ramp. Each aft block includes a propeller with a hydrostatic drive, which is independently driven, which allows the Arisgator to float afloat around its axis.

The air intake pipe is installed on the roof of the Arisgator variant so that the air necessary for the engine to operate and for the personnel to breathe during the fusion flow.

An extension is installed on the right-hand side of the exhaust pipe to increase the total length of this pipe, and a special cover is installed above the regular inlet / outlet holes on the M113 roof to the right of the driver's seat.

The traditional turret of the commander mounted on the roof and an elongated hatch above the assault landing were left along with the power ramp of the ramp. At the same time, the overall sealing of the M113 series machine has also been improved.

The Arisgator variant can carry eight fully equipped paratroopers and external combat modules can be installed on it.

A modernized Arisgator with a new turret armed with an 12,7-mm machine gun or an 40-mm automatic grenade launcher is also offered on the market. In this tower can be installed target recognition systems of various types, including day / night sights and a laser range finder.

A stabilization system can be installed in the tower, allowing the capture of fixed and moving targets even while the platform is moving.

Other options include an additional reservation system and a new 300 hp diesel engine that complies with EURO III standards, which is connected to a new automatic transmission.






A special kit that enhances the amphibious capabilities of the tracked M113 BTR


According to the materials of the site www.aris-spa.it
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  1. Nitarius
    Nitarius 8 September 2014 09: 55
    0
    but except as an amphibian she can defend people! ?
    any technique is checked -voyna!
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 8 September 2014 11: 09
      +4
      No, she will not protect people. Only for
      landings on the shore cleared from the enemy. The landing of the second wave.
      And then it's safer on foot.
      1. k_ply
        k_ply 9 September 2014 14: 43
        +1
        Who will clean up besides the marines themselves, scouts on inflatable boats and combat swimmers? With MAO, floating APCs are the first wave of the assault echelon. A horizontal landing at a distance of 20-25 miles, simultaneously with an armored personnel carrier and from helicopters inland, to surround the enemy defending the coast. Subsequent waves on landing boats and helicopters delivered MBT, BMP (LAV-25), artillery and stocks of MTO.
        Attacking the defended coast is unlikely under the current conditions of the absence of many-kilometer front and defense lines, another thing is landing for the purpose of reaching the enemy’s flag and rear, but the landing order is preserved.
  2. k_ply
    k_ply 8 September 2014 09: 58
    +2
    Even more aluminum on the aluminum M113, but not the only one, buoyancy charges. "Delicacy" for hot bullet cores.
  3. igordok
    igordok 8 September 2014 10: 00
    +2
    The idea is similar to the Japanese tank Ka-Mi
    1. loft79
      loft79 8 September 2014 10: 16
      +2
      Yes, it does. As far as I remember with Ka-mi, the nose was dropped after landing, and then into the battle the hedgehog without this snobel.
      1. igordok
        igordok 8 September 2014 11: 46
        +1
        Quote: loft79
        after landing, the nose was dropped, and then into the battle the hedgehog without this snoop.

        Aft too. This M113 could do that too. On land, it interferes, although a good screen against cumulative ammunition.
  4. bairat
    bairat 8 September 2014 10: 32
    +1
    Armored vehicles should primarily protect the crew from enemy fire. And when a horse and a quivering doe are crossed, the result does not protect against fire and cannot really swim. And most importantly, there is no particular need for such a skill, on the fingers you can count the cases when armored vehicles needed to cross a water obstacle. Such reconnaissance equipment is still useful to some reconnaissance groups, but what is the point for the others to sail away while leaving tankers and other supply vehicles ashore?
    1. igordok
      igordok 8 September 2014 11: 55
      +1
      Quote: bairat
      And when a horse and a quivering doe are crossed

      The main purpose of the APC is the transportation of military personnel and ammunition. And armor protection is secondary - for this, tanks and infantry fighting vehicles.
      An armored personnel carrier is an already crossed truck with an armored car.
      1. bairat
        bairat 8 September 2014 12: 49
        +1
        Unfortunately, the passion for swimming did not pass by our infantry fighting vehicles, the reservation there is appropriate.
        1. the47th
          the47th 9 September 2014 10: 40
          0
          Foreign booking is almost the same, only they don’t know how to swim.
  5. k_ply
    k_ply 8 September 2014 11: 38
    +2
    In this case, all MTO (fuel and supplies) from the APC will remain on the landing ship, and will arrive with the 2nd wave in more valuable landing boats. I think that the bow "tank" and propellers add seaworthiness to the car, and the tracks, in contrast to the wheeled chassis, make it easier to get ashore. The protection is of course mediocre, but almost 40mm of aluminum body armor at an angle of 45 ° in the frontal part, plus a wave-reflective plate are designed to protect, approximately, like 10 (BTR-80) -12mm steel armor. Although our MT-LBu is also not combat perfection and is large, but nothing superfluous.
  6. chunga-changa
    chunga-changa 8 September 2014 11: 55
    +2
    Interesting idea. Now this old trash can be sold to all sorts of Malaysia with the Philippines, or to Africa. Those who already have m-113, but don’t have money for a new one, will be sold kits for modernization. Cheap and cheerful, plus kickbacks, business steers.
    1. Professor
      Professor 8 September 2014 12: 41
      +3
      Quote: chunga-changa
      Interesting idea. Now this old trash can be sold to all sorts of Malaysia with the Philippines, or to Africa. Those who already have m-113, but don’t have money for a new one, will be sold kits for modernization. Cheap and cheerful, plus kickbacks, business steers.

      These dinosaurs have one place - a dump. Nothing will save them. They were not successful in life, and now even more so.
      1. alex86
        alex86 8 September 2014 20: 01
        +1
        Quote: Professor
        These dinosaurs have one place - a dump.

        I cannot agree - what about Akhzarit? For Israel, the T-55 was clearly not needed, but in this form, completely. So it is here: there is a technique, and modernization is clearly cheaper than making a new one, and it will still serve. And conversations - whether floating is needed or not - as long as there is no war - no one will say, and the war begins - there will be no time for reasoning, they will float on what is.
        1. Professor
          Professor 8 September 2014 21: 58
          +1
          Quote: alex86
          I cannot agree - what about Akhzarit?

          Why compare the genital organ with a finger? In Akhzarit, little was left of the tank except the hull, and the M-113 was useless during its lifetime. No protection, no cross ...
          1. alex86
            alex86 8 September 2014 22: 39
            0
            But already there is, but no hope to replace - no ...
  7. Mama_Cholli
    Mama_Cholli 8 September 2014 14: 49
    +1
    Is there really a need to overcome the seas and oceans? Nevertheless, their main property of delivering infantry is by land, however, they can overcome a small river. Why all these attempts?
  8. k_ply
    k_ply 8 September 2014 15: 32
    +2
    Arisgator is in service with the San Marco battalion of Italian naval assault. There Arisgator received the designation VAL (Light Amphibious Vehicle).

    Americans, and not only, still use LVTP-7, a capacious "box", but a large target. Especially, the Marines of all countries have nothing to choose from, with the requirement to maintain stability in rough seas of 3 points (in the USA), as far as I can judge about amphibious armored personnel carriers, then the layout with the front location of the engine-transmission compartment does not contribute to stability, the nose is strong dives. On the LAV-25 (8x8), the tower is successfully shifted back, but as a result, the height of the car spoils everything, from which they are usually dragged by boats. Hence all sorts of attempts.
  9. Evilcat
    Evilcat 8 September 2014 21: 29
    0
    Yes, the 113th initially as a swimmer. What nafig increase?
  10. Observer2014
    Observer2014 8 September 2014 22: 13
    +1
    product "crap is not susvetnaya" article plus