The M163 VADS ,Vulcan Air Defense System, is a self-propelled anti-aircraft gun that was primarily used by the United States Army. The M163’s primary role was to provides mobile, short-range air defence protection for ground units against low-flying fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters, replacing the older M42 Duster as the standard armoured air defence gun.The M163 VADS is armed with the M168 gun, a variant of the standard cannon used in most U.S. combat aircrafts. The gun is mounted on a modified M113A1 vehicle designed to work in tandem with the M48 Chaparral missile system. The gun fires at a rate of 3,000 rounds per minute and can also fire in short bursts of 10, 30, 60, or 100 rounds.

Academy‘s 1/35 M163 VADS Vulcan Air Defense System SPAAG, item No: 13507, features:

  • Detailed hull featuring accurate weld lines, engine intake grill, bolts, and tiedown hooks.
  • Highly detailed M163 Vulcan gun and turret, with radar.
  • Vinyl ammo belt for Vulcan ammo.
  • 2 types of engine deck for M113.
  • Single link plastic & vinyl tracks included.
  • Various accessories including tarps, bags, ammo cans, and jerry cans.
  • 1 PE fret.
  • 3 marking options.