U.S. Army M113 APCs to receive new Allison transmission

Allison Transmission has partnered with the U.S. Army’s Tank-automotive & Armaments Command (TACOM) to provide the Allison X200-4A propulsion solution for the M113 Armored Personnel Carrier family of vehicles.

M113 APC family to receive new Allison transmission
U.S. soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, maneuver an M113 Armored Personnel Carrier during Combined Resolve XII at the Hohenfels Training Area in Germany, Aug. 20, 2019 (Picture source: U.S. Army)

The X200-4A is a cross-drive transmission featuring a hydraulic torque converter in combination with a range planetary package for propulsion, differential steering and integral hydraulic brakes. Allison Transmission anticipates providing the U.S. Army with more than 300 transmissions through 2021 to support the Army’s mission of improving combat readiness.

The M113 remains the Army’s single largest armored vehicle fleet with nearly 5,000 vehicles across the Active and Reserve Components. These vehicles provide armored brigades critical capability in medical, combat engineering, command and control, and indirect fire.