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PATROL BOAT RIVER MK II

PATROL BOAT RIVER MK II

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COBI - Patrol Boat River Mk II Vietnam War Historical Model Building Blocks Kit (2238)

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The Patrol Boat, River (also known as patrol boat, riverine or PBR) was an American boat used to patrol rivers and transportsoldiers. Its characteristics were very small immersion, which owed m.in. to the fiberglass hull and water jet propulsion allowing to swim on the sees. The boat reached a top speed of 28.5 knots (53km / h 32 mph). The crew consisted of four soldiers. Typically, a first-class officer served as a boat captain with a gunner, mechanic and sailor on board. The lack of ice armor compensated for quitea lot of firepower. The equipment usually included a double-coupled M2HB 0.50 12.7 mm on the bow and a single M2HB on the stern. In addition, the crew had a grenade launcher and a set of M16 riflesat their disposal. There were also stronger configurations. The boats were used by the U.S. Navy until the 1990s. They are still popular with civilians.
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