M-113 C&R / LYNX CR

In 1963, FMC Corporation, the manufacturer of the ubiquitous M-113 troop carrier, decided privately to build a vehicle derived from the previous one that was specially designed to carry out command and reconnaissance missions. Parts of the M-113A1 were used and coupled to a 4 road-wheel running gear, resulting that 97% of the mechanical components were the same as in the M-113. The new vehicle was designated as “M-113 1/2 Command and Reconnaisance Vehicle“, although it is more commonly known as “Lynx CR” or “M-113 C & R“. This vehicle could carry three soldiers only, and was armed with a 12.7mm heavy machine gun and a light 7.62mm machine gun. The armour was composed by welded aluminum plates and thanks to its low weight, the vehicle had excellent mobility and was fully amphibious. Only two countries put it into service, the Netherlands in 1966 and Canada in 1968.

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Country of origin

United States


FMC corporation


Reconnaissance vehicle

Entered service



3 crew members + 3 passengers

Combat weight

8,775 kg

Dimensions (length x width x height)

4.60 x 2.41 x 2.18 meters

Armour, (maximum)

Aluminium: 32mm

Power plant

1 x Detroit Diesel GMC 6V53 diesel engine, 215 hp


70 km/h


525 km


1 x 12.7mm + 1 x 7.62mm MGs
1 x 25mm Oerlikon KBA gun + 1 x 7.62mm MG on Dutch vehicles since 1970s


Netherlands: 250 M.113 C&V – Canada: 174 Lynx CR