The M113 is one of the vehicles most widely used in non-communist countries of
the world and is showing activity as transport for infantrymen of free nations.
Among the important features of the M113 are smallness, lightness, and therefore
easiness to use. It is designed as a light armoured personnel carrier for
transporting 13 fully armed riflemen including the driver, but also serves as a
cargo boat, ambulance, weapon carrier, command car and reconnaissance car.