Knowing that patrolling coastal and river waterways during a conflict in Vietnam was going to be extremely hazardous, the U.S. Navy searched for a boat design that could be quickly produced and employed. One chosen was a fiberglass-hulled pleasure craft built by Modutec Marine in Seattle Washington.

The Patrol Boat, River or PBR as it was known militarily, became one of the most successful weapons systems used in Southeast Asia. It was 31 11 long ; 11; 7 wide, and 99 high above the waterline. It displaced 8 3/4 tons loaded drawing two feet of water. Its crew of four was armed with a pair of .50 cal gun or grenade launcher mounted on a tripod in the fantail, plus a single M-60 on a pipe mount bolted to one of the amidships splinter shields. It was powered by two turbocharged Detroit Diesel 205 HP, V-6 marine engines, driving a pair of Jaccuzzi 14JY water jetdrives. The engines were located underneath the aft decking, and the boat was steered by two movable nozzles below the water line, mounted on the rear transom. The water intakes were located on the hull bottom. It had a top speed in excess of 25 knots. Surface radar and two-way radio equipment provided communication and maneuvering safety.


Recommended paints for this kit:

  • X-10..- 10ml Gun Metal
  • X-12..- 10ml Gold Leaf
  • X-27..- 10ml Clear Red
  • X-4..- 10ml Blue
  • X-5..- 10ml Green
  • X-6..- 10ml Orange
  • X-7..- 10ml Red
  • X-8..- 10ml Lemon Yellow
  • XF-1..- 10ml Flat Black
  • XF-10..- 10ml Flat Brown
  • XF-16..- 10ml Flat Aluminum
  • XF-2..- 10ml Flat White
  • XF-20..- 10ml Medium Grey
  • XF-49..- 10ml Khaki
  • XF-58..- 10ml Olive Green
  • XF-62..- 10ml Olive Drab
  • XF-65..- 10ml Field Grey


SKU T35150
Brand Tamiya
Shipping Weight 0.4900kg
Scale 1/35
Material Plastic
Nationality American

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