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Visiting day military training school 1978 (Switzerland)

Visiting day military training school 1978 (Switzerland)

Visiting day military training school 1978, a armored personnel carrier M113.

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Not an M113

This is actually a mortar carrier. The difference is that the doors on the roof open outward as seen here while on the M113 it opens rearward.
From WIKI~Minenwerferpanzer 64 - Swiss variantion of the M106A1 mortar carrier, substituting the Thompson Brandt 120mm mortar for the previously installed weapon. Swiss M106A1's initially had substituted a Thompson Brandt mortar of 81mm type for the standard 4.2"/107mm M30 mortar found on US models.

Training School

Where was this training school, Cuba?

[Switzerland, I think. Memo to posters: Please include the location in the caption. - Dave]

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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