Armoured personnel carrier

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Armoured personnel carriers (APCs) are light armoured fighting vehicles for the transport of infantry. They usually have only a machinegun although variants carry recoilless rifles, ATGMs, or mortars. They are not really designed to take part in a direct-fire battle, but to carry the troops to the battlefield safe from shrapnel and ambush. They may have wheels or tracks. Examples include the American M-113 (tracked) and the Russian BRD series (wheeled).