COBI-2238 River MK II Vietnam War Patrol Boat


If your child enjoys playing with LEGOs, and is interested in history, be sure to check out our COBI brand historical collection building block sets. COBI, a Polish company, makes high-quality historical military sets includes tanks, planes and ships, from World War I until today. Sets made in Europe. Compatible with other brands of construction blocks

The Patrol Boat River is very characteristic of the Vietnam conflict, an American boat used to patrol rivers and transport troops. Its characteristic features were a very small draft, which it owed, inter alia, to a hull made of fiberglass and a water-jet propulsion that allows you to sail in the shallows. The boat reached a top speed of 28.5 knots (53 km / h 32 mph). The crew consisted of four soldiers. Typically, a first-class non-commissioned officer served as the captain of the boat with a gunner, mechanic, and sailor on board. The boat compensated for the lack of armor with quite a lot of firepower. The equipment usually carried a double-coupled M2HB 0.50-12.7 mm at the bow, and a single M2HB at the stern. In addition, the crew had a grenade launcher and a set of M16 rifles at their disposal. There were also more powerful configurations. The boats were used by the US Navy until the 1990s. They are still popular with civilians.

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