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    Armored Personnel Carrier

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    The APC lends protection from small-arms fire to infantry units in transit. An element of 20th and 21st century warfare, it is often depicted in futuristic settings.

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    Armored Personnel Carriers are vehicles designed to rapidly transport infantry on the battlefield while shielding them from possible gunfire or shrapnel.  They typically carry anti-infantry weaponry which can fire in a 360-degree arc around the unit, though more specialized units may wield heavier anti-vehicle weapons or defensive measures such as anti-RPG interceptors.  However, their primary role is not to take part in direct-fire conflict, but to provide cover and support for the troops they carry.

    APCs are a staple in many videogame genres, particularly first person shooters and strategy games.  They often feature land-based or amphibious varieties, but are distinct from dropships in their inability to fly.

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