Meet America’s Infantry and Cavalry Fighting Vehicle
By SOF Editor
The year was 1981. For many of the Soldiers in the U.S. Army’s infantry branch, their ride into battle was the M113 armored personnel carrier. It was a vehicle that was reliable and simple, but it was horribly outclassed by the Soviet-build BMP family of vehicles, the first of which had entered service in 1966. The previous August, an improved BMP had entered service.