RIVER PATROL BOAT  (PBR MK-2)

ORDER# SHIP CLASS SCALE LENGTH BEAM
PT-11 RIVER PATROL BOAT PBR MK-S 1:12TH 32" 12"

No naval craft used during the war in Vietnam came to symbolize the Brown Water Navy like the PBR's, which were the mainstay of river operations by the US Navy. These tiny craft were the spiritual descendants of the PT Boat operations of World War Two.

In November of 1965 a contract was awarded for 120 PBR's to be built by United Boatbuilders of Bellingham Washington, with the first unit to be delivered in April of 1966 at a cost of $75,000.00.

After the initial run of PBR MK-1's were built the PBR MK-2 boat was introduced. These boats were slightly larger with more powerful engines. The main exterior difference between the MK-1 and the MK-2 was the addition of a larger superstructure and aluminum gunwales on the MK-2 . These were installed to protect the hulls from being damage when coming alongside sampans and junks for inspections by US forces, inspections needed to stop the flow of arms and supplies being infiltrated to guerrillas fighting against the south.

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Two ways to order your model:


PBR Mk-2 Builders Set

Our 1: 12th scale 32 foot River Patrol Boat model is a faithful reproduction of the Original Boat that served in the South East Asia during the Vietnam War.

This PBR Boat package comes as a Fiberglass hull with deck already joined to the hull, and cabin structure only. A 2 sheet set of 1 :12th scale plans is also included with this package. Then the modeler can chose to purchase additional parts from the available fittings listed on the next page, Please find prices on fittings section of this catalog.

Price: $219.00


PBR MK-2 Semi Kit

This kit includes the Fiberglass hull, cabin structure & Fittings Package listed below as well as the plans set to complete your boat.

NOTE: We call this model a Semi-Kit because, although it is virtually a kit, there are no building materials nor any running harware included. These items are available from us or your local hobby shop as seperate items.

Price: $399.00

RIVER PATROL BOAT  (PBR MK-2) Fittings Package includes:

Item # Item Description Quantity
701 PLAN SHEET 1
702 FIBERGLASS HULL 1
703 FIBERGLASS CABIN 1
704 TURRET RING 1
705 Rudder block 2
706 Machine Guns and Cradle Assembly 1
707 M 60 Machine Gun and Shield 1
708 Radar 1
709 Spot Light 1
710 Antenna Bases 2
711 Antenna Bases Small 2
712 Side Vents Small 4
713 Side Vents 2
714 Instrument Panel / Throttle 1
715 Compass Binnacle 1
716 Gas Cans 2
717 Water Cans 2
718 Water Jug 2
719 Ammo Boxes 2
720 Life Ring 2
721 Gas Cans 2

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Large enough for functional water jets!

If you have questions, you can email me here.


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