FMC Armored Command and Reconnaissance Carrier at the Cavaleriemuseum Amersfoort.

This vehicle has been fitted with the Oerlikon 25mm gun. The side-by-side positioning of the driver and observer is obvious in this elevated view, as is the location of the open side access door. A tow cable is stowed on the front trim vane, which is above the differential access door. The fuel tank and fuel filler are on the opposite side of the vehicle from the side access door, and are hidden from us by the gun turret. ("M113_pic2.JPG" taken on 26 January 2010 by Alf van Beem. Used under CC0 1.0; renamed, cropped, and resized from original.)

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FMC Armored Command and Reconnaissance Carrier at the Cavaleriemuseum Amersfoort.

The base of the gun turret can be glimpsed through the side door. The mesh grille closest to the camera was for the engine's aire intake, while on the opposite side was the air outlet. The engine exhaust pipe can be seen in the middle of this grille. ("M113_pic4.JPG" taken on 26 January 2010 by Alf van Beem. Used under CC0 1.0; renamed, cropped, and resized from original.)

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Armored Command and Reconnaissance Carrier Lynx at the Canadian Forces College.

This left side view shows the location of all three crewmembers of the Lynx. The driver's position is at the front, and directly behind him is the radioman-observer's hatch, which is surrounded by empty periscope guards. The commander sat in the weapons cupola on the far side. Compared to the original FMC ACRC, where the observer and driver sat side-by-side, the commander's position in this machine was forced to the vehicle's right side. Just in front of the driver's hatch on the vehicle's roof is the front bilge pump outlet, and the pintle mount for the observer's MG is behind his hatch cover. The grille on the near side of the vehicle's rear roof was the engine exhaust grille, while the air inlet grille is on the opposite side of the little vehicle. The cover for the fire extinguisher actuating handle can be seen behind the front lifting eye. ("Lynx_Reconnaissance_Vehicle_001.jpeg" taken on 5 October 2008 by Leonard J. DeFrancisci. Used under CC BY-SA 3.0; cropped and resized from original.)

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Armored Command and Reconnaissance Carrier Lynx at the Côte-des-Neiges Armoury in Montréal, Quebec, Canada.

We can see the position of the smoke grenade launchers behind the headlight guards in this front angle. The trim vane is stowed between the headlight guards as well, and the pipe on the right front corner of the vehicle's roof is the personnel heater exhaust outlet. The right-side position of the commander's cupola can be better discerned from the front as well. ("Lynx_reconnaissance.jpeg" taken on 28 August 2004 by "Goatling". Used under CC BY-SA 2.0; cropped and resized from original.)

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Armored Command and Reconnaissance Carrier Lynx.

With the driver and observer on the opposite side, the right side of the vehicle was relatively clean. An antenna mount is placed between the smoke grenade launcher and the lifting eye on the front corner of the vehicle. (Photo by Richard S. Eshleman.)

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Armored Command and Reconnaissance Carrier Lynx.

The spatial relationship between the crewmembers is excellently illustrated here. The engine intake and exhaust grilles are the same for the vehicle pictured above, and water shields are stowed directly behind these grilles. An armored fuel filler cover is between the commander's cupola and the engine air intake grille, and track cleat stowage has been added to the hull side. (Picture courtesy 8Hussar Ottawa.)

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Armored Command and Reconnaissance Carrier Lynx.

The rear of the vehicle was home to tool stowage and the power plant compartment access door. A rack for a liquid can is on the left fender above the license plate, and spare track shoes were stowed on the pegs between the towing shackles and the cental towing pintle. (Picture courtesy 8Hussar Ottawa.)

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Armored Command and Reconnaissance Carrier Lynx.

The power plant compartment access door is open on this machine, giving us a glimpse at the GM 6V53 engine. The tow cable is secured with straps tied through the footman loops. (Picture courtesy 8Hussar Ottawa.)

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Armored Command and Reconnaissance Carrier Lynx.

The air intake grille hatch has been removed on this vehicle, yielding further access to the engine for maintenance. The gray cylindrical structure is the engine's air cleaner. (Picture courtesy 8Hussar Ottawa.)

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Armored Command and Reconnaissance Carrier Lynx.

The steering control differential remained in the front of the vehicle, and can be seen here with the access hatch raised. (Picture courtesy 8Hussar Ottawa.)

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Armored Command and Reconnaissance Carrier Lynx.

The commander's seat is at the bottom of this image, with the radioman-observer's towards the top. They are separated by the driveshaft tunnel necessitated by having the rear-mounted engine and transmission driving front sprockets. (Picture courtesy 8Hussar Ottawa.)

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Armored Command and Reconnaissance Carrier Lynx.

The commander's cupola controls are shown here. The toggle switch at the front has selections for AUTO FIRE, OFF, and SINGLE SHOT. The driver's seat can be seen in the background. (Picture courtesy 8Hussar Ottawa.)

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