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PCF - Patrol Craft, Fast


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List Price:: $799.00
Scalecraft Price:: $425.00
Item Number: PCF
Eighty-four Mark I Swift boats served in Vietnam, while twenty remained in the Western Hemisphere for training. These small modified Navy patrol boat were used for close in offshore security and inland water way patrolling. The speedy little swift boats helped cover the Market Time patrol areas in closer to shore, but depend upon the larger ships for support. Normally the six-man swift boat crews spend 24 hours on patrol, then switch crews for the next 24. On many Market Time stations the relief crews actually live aboard the cutters while waiting for their next patrol. The heroic Swift boat sailors patrolled the rivers and coastlines of Southeast Asia during the Vietnam war.

Mahogany Wood. Scale: 1/30. Length 20 inches.
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