New Zealand soldiers load gun into APC

Submitted by Editorial team on Friday, 10 September 2010 - 4:35pm
Loading gun into APC, 1966

Loading L5 Howitzer Loading L5 Howitzer M113 armoured personnel carrier

Gunners from 161 Battery RNZA move a L5 Howitzer gun into the back of a M113 armoured personnel carrier (APC) at Nui Dat, circa 1966. The L5 was a very portable weapon – weighing 1300 kilograms it was light enough to be carried by a helicopter and, as is shown here, compact enough to fit inside a M113 APC.

The photographs above were taken by Sgt David Roberts (1937–2005).


Images courtesy Marie Roberts

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