M163 VADS - Vulcan Air Defense System

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Daniel Siskind
Piece Count:
591 LEGO® & Brickmania® elements
Skill Level:
Sophomore (2 of 5)

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About the M163 VADS - Vulcan Air Defense System:

Incorporated with the chassis of the M113 APC, the M163 VADS could reach areas that were previously inaccessible to wheeled systems of similar style and function. The firepower of the M61 Vulcan Gatling cannon makes the M163 a valuable anti-aircraft asset and its ability to fire a variety of ammunition allowed it to easily adapt to unique combat scenarios. During Desert Storm, the VADS was rarely needed to provide defense against aerial threats. However, the Vulcan gun system was in use throughout the late 1980s and early 1990s primarily as a ground support weapon.


Crew: 4
Armament: 1x 20mm Gatling Gun
Top Speed: 40 mph (64 kph)
Range: 298 miles (480 km)

Additional information about this Brickmania® custom building kit:

The M163 VADS model is highly functional with custom printed details and no stickers. Play features include opening hatches, posable weapon systems turret with complete rotation, smooth rolling tracks, and interior space for optional customization. Also included is a custom VADS crewman minifig and 3D printed M61 Vulcan cannon.

Model Statistics:

Designed by Daniel Siskind
591 LEGO® & Brickmania® elements
1x custom minifig designed by Landon Reimer
1x 3D printed M61 Vulcan cannon
Additional custom printed elements
Full-color printed building instructions
1/35th scale to match other Brickmania kits
Sophomore Skill Level (2-4 years building experience recommended)

All Brickmania® model kits are made of new-condition LEGO® bricks. This model comes disassembled and includes complete printed building instructions. This is a limited-edition kit and production may be discontinued at any time.

This is not a LEGO® Product. LEGO and the LEGO minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group, which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this product. The LEGO Group is not liable for any loss, injury or damage arising from the use or misuse of this product.