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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:16 pm 
Hello,

I'm a long time lurker, first time poster of these forums.

I'm seeking information (hopefully line drawings) of the SAFEboat's 29ft/12 metre Small Unit Riverine Craft &/or the USN Riverine Patrol Boat for a possible scratchbuilding project in 1/72 or 1/35. Details of the trailer would be helpful.

Thanks for your time & assistance.

Greg


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 2:38 pm 
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Nice site here:

http://www.warboats.org/StonerBWN/The%2 ... rt%203.htm

This book has good information on Small Boats, subcharsers, Eagle boats, riverine forces in Vietnam, lots of drawings :

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Tamiya has the nice PBR in 1/35 scale:

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Floating Drydock has plans to patrol craft:

http://floatingdrydock.com/

Read here about armament:

http://www.eugeneleeslover.com/USNAVY/C ... AMENT.html

Another reference:

http://www.rivervet.com/designs.htm

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 3:11 pm 
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Go here too
http://www.hnsa.org/doc/boatcat/index.htm

They have plans and info for USN boats from encapsulated life rafts and dinghies up to the current LCUs including most of the Vietnam era riverine craft.

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Thanks Cliffy! :thumbs_up_1:

And see tons of pics here:

http://www.rivervet.com/larry_irwin.htm

Best: Jimmy

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Thank you Jimmy!!!! Those photos are PERFECT!!!!

Never knew we had LCMs/barges fitted with Howitzers or Semi trailers with Bofors and Mk-51s on em around land bases. Neat stuff man.

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Nice Cliffy, thanks to Larry Irwin!!!

Masterpiece Models does some good resin kits, see here the 1/35 MAS35004 The Zippo Program 5 Flamethrower River Boat:

http://www.greatmodels.com/~smartcart/c ... m=MAS35004

And here you can see others, including the PGM MK-49 Monitor River :

http://www.armour-models.co.uk/products ... index.html

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Link to SAFE Boats International LLC web page

The SAFE Boat you are interested in is buried in the folder titled Programs & Uses > U.S. Navy

Other links that may be of use to you in furthering your project:

Wikipedia - SAFE Boats International
Wikipedia - [Safe Boats International LLC]Small unit riverine craft

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So, what do you guys think about the Riverine boats being captured in the Persian Gulf?


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