Land Platforms

Spanish Army plans to convert M113s into Spike launchers

03 January 2020

The Spanish Army plans to convert some 60 of its M113 armoured personnel carriers (APCs) into anti-tank missile platforms.

Engineers at the Armoured Systems Maintenance Centre (PCMASA) have already developed a prototype that has been tested by Regiment No 31 'Asturias', part of XII Brigade 'Guadarrama'.

Spike missile launcher is among a number of new roles assigned to Spanish M113s ahead of their replacement in the APC role by the Piranha 5 (to be known as the VCR in Spanish service).

Spanish Army newspaper Tierra said the aim is to enable “the veteran vehicles to retain a relevant role in the day-to-day [functions] of units”.

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