Make pre-order

M577 Armoured Personnel Carrier 3D Printing Model | Assembly

cm: 11.2 w x 27.9 d x 9.8 h
in: 4.409 w x 10.984 d x 3.858 h
BUY FOR  $24.99

Source Files




Printing Details

This 3D Model consists of files in StereoLithography (.Stl) format that is optimized for 3D printing.

Before printing the files, we strongly recommend reading the PRINTING DETAILS section.

M577 Armoured Personnel Carrier 3D Printing Model comes in 2 versions for each 3D printer type (FFF/FDM, DLP/SLA/SLS). Files for each version are available for download after the purchase.

Detailed information about this 3D printing model is available in the DESCRIPTION section.

File Name File Size Time / Filament Object Size
(x/y/z mm)
1_hull_front_FDM (repaire d).stl
30.58 MiB 46 h 11 min
30 m
103 x 168 x 62 Download
2_hull_back_FDM (repaired ).stl
22.54 MiB 37 h 20 min
25 m
3_bearing_connector_x4_FD M (repaired).stl
0.01 MiB 11 min
<1 m
9 x 10 x 15 Download
4_bearing_back_x4_FDM (re paired).stl
0.95 MiB 1 h 6 min
1 m
35 x 35 x 7 Download
5_wheel_x4_FDM (repaired) .stl
0.70 MiB 2 h 39 min
2 m
6_tire_x4_FDM (repaired). stl
11.21 MiB 2 h 46 min
1 m
7_wheel_plastic_x4_FDM (r epaired).stl
12.10 MiB 4 h 10 min
2 m
8_front_gun_base_FDM (rep aired).stl
0.33 MiB 35 min
<1 m
28 x 28 x 14 Download
9_front_gun_turret_FDM (r epaired).stl
2.28 MiB 59 min
1 m
10_front_gun_barrel_1_FDM (repaired).stl
0.61 MiB 10 min
<1 m
11_front_gun_barrel_2_FDM (repaired).stl
0.61 MiB 10 min
<1 m
12_door_L_FDM (repaired). stl
0.40 MiB 27 min
<1 m
13_rail_door_R_FDM (repai red).stl
0.03 MiB 1 h 8 min
<1 m
14_door_R_FDM (repaired). stl
1.66 MiB 1 h 34 min
1 m
15_mount_1_FDM (repaired) .stl
0.38 MiB 5 min
<1 m
5 x 8 x 7 Download
16_mount_2_FDM (repaired) .stl
0.39 MiB 5 min
<1 m
17_grid_side_L_1_FDM (rep aired).stl
1.49 MiB 13 min
<1 m
18_grid_side_L_2_FDM (rep aired).stl
1.49 MiB 13 min
<1 m
19_grid_side_L_3_FDM (rep aired).stl
1.31 MiB 10 min
<1 m
20_grid_side_L_4_FDM (rep aired).stl
0.76 MiB 7 min
<1 m
21_grid_side_R_1_FDM (rep aired).stl
0.39 MiB 6 min
<1 m
22_top_cap_back_FDM (repa ired).stl
0.62 MiB 3 h 10 min
2 m
23_top_cap_front_FDM (rep aired).stl
0.63 MiB 5 h 41 min
3 m
24_ironware_1_R_FDM (repa ired).stl
0.07 MiB 4 min
<1 m
25_ironware_2_R_FDM (repa ired).stl
0.05 MiB 5 min
<1 m
26_ironware_1_L_FDM (repa ired).stl
0.07 MiB 4 min
<1 m
27_ironware_2_L_FDM (repa ired).stl
0.05 MiB 5 min
<1 m
2 x 7 x 11 Download
28_ironware_3_L_FDM (repa ired).stl
0.13 MiB 2 min
<1 m
29_panel_R_FDM (repaired) .stl
0.06 MiB 40 min
<1 m
30_panel_L_FDM (repaired) .stl
0.06 MiB 40 min
<1 m
31_hull_light_FDM (repair ed).stl
0.46 MiB 34 min
<1 m
14 x 29 x 12 Download
32_overhang_R_FDM (repair ed).stl
0.42 MiB 20 min
<1 m
8 x 6 x 20 Download
33_overhang_L_FDM (repair ed).stl
0.42 MiB 20 min
<1 m
8 x 6 x 20 Download
34_tank_R_FDM (repaired). stl
1.51 MiB 12 min
<1 m
35_tank_L_FDM (repaired). stl
1.51 MiB 12 min
<1 m
36_grid_back_R_FDM (repai red).stl
1.37 MiB 12 min
<1 m
9 x 4 x 16 Download
37_grid_back_L_FDM (repai red).stl
1.37 MiB 12 min
<1 m
38_back_light_R_FDM (repa ired).stl
0.20 MiB 8 min
<1 m
39_back_light_L_FDM (repa ired).stl
0.20 MiB 8 min
<1 m
8 x 6 x 8 Download
40_box_R_FDM (repaired).s tl
0.25 MiB 12 min
<1 m
41_box_L_FDM (repaired).s tl
0.25 MiB 12 min
<1 m
42_steps_FDM (repaired).s tl
0.44 MiB 26 min
<1 m
13 x 39 x 11 Download
43_panel_back_FDM (repair ed).stl
4.08 MiB 47 min
<1 m
44_rail_L_FDM (repaired). stl
4.63 MiB 22 min
<1 m
45_rail_R_FDM (repaired). stl
4.63 MiB 22 min
<1 m
64 x 67 x 4 Download
46_top_gun_base_FDM (repa ired).stl
0.59 MiB 34 min
<1 m
24 x 27 x 12 Download
47_top_gun_turret_FDM (re paired).stl
0.31 MiB 2 h 40 min
1 m
48_top_gun_barrel_1_FDM ( repaired).stl
0.59 MiB 35 min
<1 m
7 x 8 x 44 Download
49_top_gun_barrel_2_FDM ( repaired).stl
0.59 MiB 35 min
<1 m
7 x 8 x 44 Download
50_window_1_FDM (repaired ).stl
0.01 MiB 1 min
<1 m
10 x 1 x 2 Download
51_window_2_FDM (repaired ).stl
0.01 MiB 5 min
<1 m
23 x 1 x 9 Download
52_box_1_FDM (repaired).s tl
2.24 MiB 26 min
<1 m
18 x 12 x 18 Download
53_box_2_FDM (repaired).s tl
0.06 MiB 34 min
<1 m
22 x 10 x 29 Download
54_box_3_FDM (repaired).s tl
0.14 MiB 28 min
<1 m
11 x 17 x 24 Download
55_box_4_FDM (repaired).s tl
0.02 MiB 20 min
<1 m
6 x 16 x 20 Download
56_box_5_FDM (repaired).s tl
0.02 MiB 20 min
<1 m
16 x 6 x 20 Download
57_fire_extinguisher_FDM (repaired).stl
1.38 MiB 10 min
<1 m
6 x 7 x 14 Download
58_seats_big_x3_FDM (repa ired).stl
0.07 MiB 36 min
<1 m
13 x 17 x 34 Download
59_visor_FDM (repaired).s tl
0.59 MiB 21 min
<1 m
18 x 15 x 13 Download
60_pipe_a_1_FDM (repaired ).stl
0.26 MiB 12 min
<1 m
8 x 3 x 33 Download
61_pipe_b_1_FDM (repaired ).stl
0.16 MiB 17 min
<1 m
3 x 5 x 36 Download
62_pipe_c_R_FDM (repaired ).stl
0.21 MiB 7 min
<1 m
37 x 3 x 5 Download
63_pipe_d_R_FDM (repaired ).stl
0.22 MiB 6 min
<1 m
44 x 2 x 4 Download
64_pipe_c_L_FDM (repaired ).stl
0.21 MiB 7 min
<1 m
37 x 3 x 5 Download
65_pipe_d_L_FDM (repaired ).stl
0.22 MiB 6 min
<1 m
44 x 2 x 4 Download
66_seats_small_x12_FDM (r epaired).stl
0.75 MiB 22 min
<1 m
13 x 11 x 25 Download
67_monitors_x24_FDM (repa ired).stl
0.86 MiB 7 min
<1 m
8 x 4 x 11 Download
68_ge_lock_10_x9_FDM (rep aired).stl
0.03 MiB 4 min
<1 m
10 x 18 x 2 Download
69_ironware_center_FDM (r epaired).stl
0.06 MiB 2 min
<1 m
4 x 8 x 3 Download
Keychain (repaired).stl
0.35 MiB 23 min
<1 m
30 x 30 x 2 Download
Tag (repaired).stl
1.70 MiB 1 h 16 min
1 m
150 x 18 x 5 Download


M577 Armoured Personnel Carrier, or simply APC, is an iconic troop transport of the Alien vs Predator franchise. Massive and lightweight at the same time, M577 first appeared in the 1986 Aliens film and subsequently was featured in various AvP video games and comic books. The author of the highly-detailed M577 model for 3D printing worked on the project circa 120 hours to make sure the awesome UD-4L Cheyenne Dropship has an actual troop transport to carry. The 3D artist equipped the vehicle with its full formidable arsenal of weaponry making M577 a very dangerous opponent to get close to. A pair of powerful and probably the vehicle’s trademark Republic Electric Gatling Cannons is positioned at the front of the carrier, ready to track and annihilate any extraterrestrial enemy! The roof-mounted turret also seems to be on high alert, offering 360-degree protection. Aside from the impressive exterior details that the tactical response vehicle boasts, the author of the model made sure to depict the passenger compartment of the M577 carrier as accurate as possible. It seems to lack only its 2+12 crew! M577 APC is well-loved by many Aliens fans and its design is considered to be truly iconic since it crossed over so many various media since the first appearance. Now the legendary carrier is ready to cover one more sphere and become a considerable member of your 3D printed autopark. 


M577 Armoured Personnel Carrier 3D printing model is an assembly model and its moderation and adaptation for different types of 3D printers took Gambody team 38 hours in total. For you to receive the cleanest printing result possible and to minimise the amount of filament needed for generated support the vehicle model was divided into many assembly parts, e.g. top access ladder, access doors, cannons, cooling fins, brake lights, LED searchlight, missile launch bay cover etc. are provided as separate STL files. The driver main entry was made opening and the main side entry door is sliding for you to access the highly-detailed passenger compartment. Gatling cannon at the front of the carrier is poseable, as well as the roof turret, that it is mounted on a track to run down the rear of the APC for you to display the vehicle in a variety of scenarios. The windows on the driver compartment viewport are provided as two separate files to be printed with the transparent filament. The headlights and “parking lights” holes are made hollow for you to introduce LED wiring if willing. Moreover, the scale of the model’s DLP/SLA/SLS 1.0 version was chosen to fit inside the 1:60 UD-4L Cheyenne Dropship through its opening cargo door. All assembly parts are provided in STL files in recommended positions that were worked out in order to ensure the smoothness of the details’ surfaces after printing and that the 3D printing beginners won't face difficulties when placing the parts on a build plate. When downloading any model’s file you will also receive "Assembly Manual" for FFF/FDM 1.0 and DLP/SLA/SLS 1.0 versions in PDF format.

The model is saved in STL files, a format supported by most 3D printers. All STL files for 3D printing have been checked in Netfabb and no errors were shown.

The model's scale was calculated from the length of the M577 APC that is 8580 mm. The 3D printing model's chosen scale is 1/30 for FFF/FDM version and 1/60 for DLP/SLA/SLS version.


FFF/FDM 1.0 version features:
- Contains 69 parts;
- A printed model is 98 mm tall, 112 mm wide, 279 mm deep;
- Assembly kit includes lock 68_ge_lock_10_x9 to connect the parts securely without glue that needs to be printed 9 times;
- Windows on the driver compartment viewport are provided separately to be printed with the transparent filament for you to access the highly-detailed passenger compartment;
- Gatling cannon at the front of the APC is rotary; the roof turret is poseable as well and it is mounted on a track to run down the rear of the APC; 
- Driver main entry is opening and the main side entry door is sliding;
- Two variants of wheels: a solid one for plastic filament and a separated to print the tyre with flexible material;
- All wheels are equipped with rotating gear bearings that are easily printed one-piece;
- All parts are divided in such a way that you will print them with the smallest number of support structures and so to ensure the smoothness of the details’ surfaces.

DLP/SLA/SLS 1.0 version features:
- Contains 17 parts;
- A printed model is 49 mm tall, 56 mm wide, 140 mm deep;
- The version's scale was chosen for the APC to fit into 1:60 version of UD-4L Cheyenne Dropship;
- Windows on the driver compartment viewport are provided separately to be printed with transparent material for you to access the highly-detailed passenger compartment;
Gatling cannon at the front of the APC is rotary; the roof turret is poseable as well and it is mounted on a track to run down the rear of the APC;
Driver main entry is opening and the main side entry door is sliding;
- All parts are divided in such a way to fit the build plates and to ensure that support structures are generated where needed.


- STL files of M577 Armoured Personnel Carrier​ 3D Printing Model which consist of 86 parts;
- 2 versions of files of this model for FFF/FDM and DLP/SLA/SLS printers;
- High-poly detailed model of M577 Armoured Personnel Carrier​;
Assembly Manual for FFF/FDM 1.0 and DLP/SLA/SLS 1.0 versions in PDF format;
- Detailed settings that we provide as a recommendation for Cura 3.5.1, Simplify3D and Slic3r for the best print;
- Full technical support from the Gambody Support Team.

You can get the model of M577 Armoured Personnel Carrier​ for 3D printing immediately after the purchase! Just click the green Buy button in the top-right corner of the model’s page. You can pay with PayPal or your credit card.

Watch the tutorial on how to assemble M577 Armoured Personnel Carrier​ 3D Printing Model at Gambody YouTube channel.

Also, you may like UD-4L Cheyenne Dropship 3D Printing Model as well as other Alien vs Predator 3D Printing Figurines.


Where can I print a model if I have no printer?
How to get started with 3D printing?
How to set up my 3D printer?
How to choose right 3D model print bed positioning? 
How to paint printed figurine?

This model was tested in Cura 3.5.1 and printed on an Ultimaker 2 in PLA material. Below you can find printing recommendations for CuraSimplify3D and Slic3r softwares.

Cura printing recommendations:

Recommendations: For all parts of Locks you need to change "Brim" type to "Skirt" in Build Plate Adhesion section.

To avoid printing problems, we recommend the following settings:

Layer Height: 0.1 mm
Initial Layer Height: 0.3 mm
Line Width: 0.4 mm
 Wall Line Width: 0.4 mm
   Outer Wall Line Width: 0.4 mm
   Inner Wall(s) Line Width: 0.4 mm
 Top/Bottom Line Width: 0.4 mm
 Infill Line Width: 0.4 mm
 Skirt/Brim Line Width: 0.4 mm
Support Line Width: 0.4 mm
 Initial Layer Line Width: 100%

Wall Thickness: 0.8 mm
    Wall Line Count: 2
Outer Wall Wipe Distance: 0.2 mm
Top Surface Skin Layers: 0
Top/Bottom Thickness: 0.8 mm
   Top Thickness: 0.8 mm
      Top Layers: 8
    Bottom Thickness: 0.8 mm
      Bottom Layers: 8
Top/Bottom Pattern: Lines
Bottom Pattern Initial Layer: Lines
Top/Bottom Line Directions: [ ]
Outer Wall Inset: 0 mm
Compensate Wall Overlaps: Check
    Compensate Outer Wall Overlaps: Check
    Compensate Inner Wall Overlaps: Check
Fill Gaps Between Walls: Everywhere
Filter Out Tiny Gaps: Check
Horizontal Expansion: 0 mm
Initial Layer Horizontal Expansion: 0 mm
Z Seam Alignment: Sharpest Corner
Seam Corner Preference: Hide Seam
Ignore Small Z Gaps: Check
Extra Skin Wall Count: 1

Infill Density: 20%
Infill Line Distance: 4.0 mm
Infill Pattern: Grid
Infill Line Directions: [ ]
Infill X Offset: 0 mm
Infill Y Offset: 0 mm
Infill Overlap Percentage: 10%
    Infill Overlap: 0.04 mm
Skin Overlap Percentage: 5%
    Skin Overlap: 0.02 mm
Infill Wipe Distance: 0.1 mm
Infill Layer Thickness: 0.1 mm
Gradual Infill Steps: 1
Gradual Infill Steps Height: 1.5 mm
Infill Before Walls: Check
Minimum Infill Area: 0 mm2
Skin Removal Width: 0.8 mm
    Top Skin Removal Width: 0.8 mm
    Bottom Skin Removal Width: 0.8 mm
Skin Expand Distance: 0.8
    Top Skin Expand Distance: 0.8
    Bottom Skin Expand Distance: 0.8
Maximum Skin Angle for Expansion: 90˚
    Minimum Skin Width for Expansion: 0.0

Initial Layer Flow: 100%
Enable Retraction: Check
Retraction Extra Prime Amount: 0 mm3
Retraction Minimum Travel: 0.8 mm
Maximum Retraction Count: 90
Minimum Extrusion Distance Window: 6.5 mm
Nozzle Switch Retraction Distance: 16 mm
Nozzle Switch Retraction Speed: 20 mm/s
    Nozzle Switch Retract Speed: 20 mm/s
    Nozzle Switch Prime Speed: 20 mm/s

Print Speed: 45 mm/s
    Infill Speed: 45 mm/s
    Wall Speed: 22.5 mm/s
      Outer Wall Speed: 22.5 mm/s
      Inner Wall Speed: 45 mm/s
    Top/Bottom Speed: 15 mm/s
Travel Speed: 45 mm/s
Initial Layer Speed: 22.5 mm/s
  Initial Layer Print Speed: 22.5 mm/s
  Initial Layer Travel Speed: 30 mm/s
Skirt/Brim Speed: 30 mm/s
Maximum Z Speed: 0 mm/s
Number of Slower Layers: 2

Combing Mode: All
Avoid Printed Parts when Traveling: Check
Travel Avoid Distance: 0.625 mm
Layer Start X: 0.0 mm
Layer Start Y: 0.0 mm

Enable Print Cooling: Check
Fan Speed: 100%
    Regular Fan Speed: 100%
    Maximum Fan Speed: 100%
Regular/Maximum Fan Speed Threshold: 10 s
Initial Fan Speed: 0%
Regular Fan Speed at Height: 0.3 mm
    Regular Fan Speed at Layer: 2
Minimum Layer Time: 5 s
Minimum Speed: 10 mm/s

Generate Support: Check
Support Placement: Everywhere
Support Overhang Angle: 50°
Support Pattern: Zig Zag
Connect Support ZigZags: Check
Support Density: 15 %
    Support Line Distance: 3 mm
Support Z Distance: 0.1 mm
    Support Top Distance: 0.1 mm
    Support Bottom Distance: 0.1 mm
Support X/Y Distance: 1 mm
Support Distance Priority: Z overrides X/Y
Minimum Support X/Y Distance: 0.25 mm
Support Stair Step Height: 0.3 mm
Support Stair Step Maximum Width: 5.0 mm
Support Join Distance: 2.0 mm
Support Horizontal Expansion: 0.2 mm
Support Infill Layer Thickness: 0.1 mm
Gradual Support Infill Steps: 0
Use Towers: Check
Tower Diameter: 3.0 mm
Minimum Diameter: 3.0 mm
Tower Roof Angle: 65°

Build Plate Adhesion 
Build Plate Adhesion Type: Brim (for all parts of locks use "Skirt")
Skirt/Brim Minimum Length: 250 mm
Brim Width: 8.0 mm
    Brim Line Count: 18
Brim Only on Outside: Check

Mesh Fixes 
Union Overlapping Volumes: Check
Merged Meshes Overlap: 0.15 mm

Special Modes
Print Sequence: All at Once
Surface Mode: Normal

Slicing Tolerance: Middle
Maximum Resolution: 0.01 mm
Flow rate compensation max extrusion offset: 0 mm
Flow rate compensation factor: 100%

Disclaimer: This model will look outstanding if printed on SLA/SLS 3D printer. The accuracy of the model printed on FFF printer can vary from the result shown in the pictures.

Simplify3D printing recommendations:

This model was tested with PLA material.

To avoid printing problems, we recommend the following settings:

Nozzle Diameter: 0.4 mm
Extrusion Multiplier: 0.97
Extrusion Width: Auto

Retraction Distance: 5.00 mm
Extra Restart Distance: 0.00 mm
Retraction Vertical Lift: 0.08 mm
Retraction Speed: 5400.0 mm/min

Wipe Distance: 5.00 mm

Primary Layer Height: 0.2 mm
Top Solid Layers: 8
Bottom Solid Layers: 5
Outline/Perimeter Shells: 2
Outline Direction: Inside-Out

First Layer Height: 90%
First Layer Width: 100%
First Layer Speed: 20%

Use Skirt/Brim: Check
Skirt Layers: 1
Skirt Offset from Part: 6.00 mm
Skirt Outlines: 5

Internal Fill Pattern: Fast Honeycomb
External Fill Patern: Rectilinear
Interior Fill Percentage: 10%
Outline Overlap: 22%
Infill Extrusion Width: 100%
Minimum Infill Length: 5.00 mm
Combine Infill Every: 1 layers

External Infill Angle Offsets: 45/-45 deg

Generate Support Material: Check
Support Infill Percentage: 15%
Extra Inflation Distance: 1.00 mm
Support Base Layers: 0
Combine Support Every: 1 layers

Dense Support Layers: 0
Dense Infill Percentage: 70%

Support Type: Normal
Support Pillar Resolution: 5.00 mm
Max Overhang Angle: 60 deg

Horizontal Offset From Part: 0.50 mm
Upper Vertical Separation Layers: 1
Lower Vertical Separation Layers: 1

Support Infill Angles: 45 deg

Extruder 1 Temperature: 210
Heated Bed: 60

Increase fan speed for layers below: 45.0 sec
  Maximum Cooling fan speed: 50%
Bridging fan speed override: 100%

Default Printing Speed: 4800.0 mm/min
Outline Underspeed: 50%
Solid Infill Underspeed: 80%
Support Structure Underspeed: 80%
X/Y Axis Movement Speed: 10800.0 mm/min
Z Axis Movemen Speed: 1002.0 mm/min

Adjust printing speed for layers below: 15.0 sec 
  Allow speed reduction down to: 20%

Unsupported area threshold: 20.0 sq m

Slic3r printing recommendations:

Layer height
  Layer height: 0.1 mm
  First layer height: 90%
Vertical shells
  Perimeters: 2
Horizontal shells
  Soid layers: 
              Top: 8
              Bottom: 5
  Detect thin walls: Check
  Detect bridging perimeters: Check
  Seam position: Random
  Fill desity: 20%
  Fill pattern: Honeycomb
  Top/bottom fill pattern: Rectilinear
Reducing printing time
  Combine infill every: 1 layers
  Solid infill every: 0 layers
  Fill angle: 25 deg
  Solid infill threshold area: 0mm
  Loops: 2
  Distance from object: 6 mm
  Skirt height: 1 layers
  Minimum extrusion length: 4 mm
  Brim width: 10 mm
Support material
  Generate support material: Check
  Overhang threshold: 45 deg
  Enforce support for the first: 3 layers
  Raft layers: 0 layers
Options for support material and raft
  Contact Z distance: 0.1 mm
  Pattern: Rectilinear
  Patter spacing: 2 mm
  Pattern angle: 0 deg
  Interface layers: 2 layers
  Interface pattern spacing: 0.2 mm
Speed for print moves
  Perimeters: 60 mm/s
  Small perimeters: 20 mm/s
  External perimeters: 20 mm/s
  Infill: 60 mm/s
  Solid infill: 60 mm/s
  Top solid infill: 30 mm/s
  Support material: 50 mm/s
  Support material interface: 100%
  Bridges: 30 mm/s
  Gap fill: 50 mm/s
Speed for non-print moves
  Travel: 60 mm/s
  First layer speed: 30 mm/s
Acceleration control
  Perimeters: 800 mm/s
  Infill: 1500 mm/s
  Bridge: 1000 mm/s
  First layer: 1000 mm/s
  Default: 1000 mm/s
  Max print speed: 100 mm/s
  Max volumetrix speed: 0 mm/s
Extrusion width
  Default extrusion width: 0.42 mm
  First layer: 0.42 mm
  Perimeters: 0.42 mm
  External perimeters: 0.42 mm
  Infill: 0.42 mm
  Solid infill: 0.42 mm
  Top solid infill: 0.42 mm
  Support material: 0.42 mm
  Infill/Perimeters overlap: 20%
  Bridge flow ratio: 0.95
  XY Size Compensation: 0 mm
  Threds: 8
  Resolution: 0 mm


comments powered by Disqus

Similar items

Browse more newly listed 3D printings