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M59 armored personnel carrier

Country of Origin: USA


The M59 armored personnel carrier (APC) was the replacement for the non-amphibious M75 and saw limited service in the late 1950s before the M113 was built. The M59 was produced in three stages, the major modifications being in the commander's cupola.

The second production model of the M59 had two fewer periscopes on the commander's cupola; in both this model and the earlier one, the commander's head and shoulders were exposed when firing the 12.7-mm machine gun. The last...

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