In the inventory of the Malaysian Army, there are many old M113 armored vehicles
Although not possessing an oversized armed force, the Malaysian Army is equipped with an impressive arsenal of weapons. Prominent among them are the upgraded variants of the M113 armored vehicle.
In the inventory of the Malaysian Army, there are many old M113 armored vehicles, to be more suitable for modern combat conditions, these M113 armored vehicles have all been modified more or less. One of them is the ACV-15 infantry fighting vehicle version. The ACV-15 is based on the American Advanced Infantry Fighting Vehicle, which in turn is based on the American M113A1 armored personnel carrier.
Malaysia currently owns about 267 ACV-15s. The vehicle weighs 14 tons, is equipped with a 25mm caliber cannon along with a 7.62mm coaxial machine gun. Currently, in addition to the Malaysian army, the armies of Jordan, the Philippines, Turkey and the UAE are also using these combat vehicles.
Next is the M113 version bearing the code V25. In this version, the M113 armor was removed from the roof, replaced by a mortar with a caliber of up to 120mm. This system uses a semi-automatic loading device. Manual system is also provided for traverse, elevation and loading as backup. In addition, there is also another similar version but equipped with a mortar with a caliber of 81mm. This is a modification commonly found on the M113, which turns this vehicle into an extremely dangerous self-propelled mortar.
Finally, is the V17 version, equipped with anti-tank missiles. Carrying anti-tank missiles can turn the M113 V17 into an extremely dangerous self-propelled anti-tank gun. Not only Malaysia, many other countries around the world also upgraded the M113 in this way, and even the extremely dangerous TOW-II ATGM anti-tank missile was mounted on the roof of the M113 armored vehicles. There are also many upgraded and modified versions of the M113 armored vehicle to suit modern combat conditions.