Team Yankee: Canadian: M113 Platoon (TCBX02)

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Includes five plastic M113 APCs, one plastic Tank Commander sprue, four M125 Mortar Crew, 3 M150 TOW crew, 3 M113 Blowpipe Crew, one Decal sheet, and five Unit cards.

4 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group contained two mechanized battalions. These battalions each contained four mechanized infantry companies mounted in M113 armored personnel carriers (APCs). In addition each battalion included a Lynx armed reconnaissance troop, a mortar platoon and an anti-tank defense platoon with 18 M150 TOW anti-tank vehicles.

The Improved TOW (Tube launched, Optically tracked, Wire-guided) missile weapon system is a soldier-portable and vehicle-mounted long range anti-armor weapons system. While it can be man-packed over short distances, the
Canadian Defense Force usually mounts the TOW on a vehicle. In 4 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group, the TOW missile systems were fitted to M113A2 Armored Personnel Carriers. In this configuration it was known as a M150 TOW.


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