APCs are usually armed with only a machine gun although variants carry recoilless rifles, anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs), or mortars. They are not usually designed to take part in a direct-fire battle, but to carry troops to the battlefield safe from shrapnel and ambush. They may have wheels or tracks.
Armored personnel carrier in The Disunited States of AmericaEdit
Randolph Brooks and Justin Monroe witnessed several armored personnel carriers in operation during the Ohio-Virginia War of 2097 in the alternate where they were stationed. Brooks was reminded of his experience with such vehicles in the Second Iranian Intervention in the home timeline.
Armored personnel carrier in "Occupation Duty"Edit
The vehicles had an armored operator cab in front with a separate, armored, box-shaped troop carrier in the rear large enough to carry a squad of soldiers. The cab had hatches for access while the carrier had clamshell doors in the rear. In addition, the carrier had firing slits which allowed soldiers to return fire without exposing themselves to attack.
In addition to providing protection from small arms fire, personnel carriers mounted machine guns which could be used for fire support.