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PACV Hovercraft US Army  CMD7223
PACV Hovercraft US Army  CMD7223 image 1

PACV Hovercraft US Army

CMD7223

€ 57.81

Scale 1 : 72

Publisher/Brand Croco Model Company

Version Resin

Category Aircraft Scale Modelling

Subcategory Aircraft Scale Modelling

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Product description

The Patrol Air Cushion Vehicle (PACV), also known as theAir Cushion Vehicle(ACV) in Army and Coast Guard service, was a United States NavyandUS Army hovercraft used as patrol boatin marshy and riverine areas during theVietnam Warbetween 1966 and 1970. Six hovercraft were built, three for the Army and three for the Navy. The military developed the PACV because its lack ofdraftmeant that it could operate unimpeded in the shallow and reed-choked waters widespread in South Vietnam, most notably in the"Mekong Delta" andPlain of Reeds The PACV was also found to be valuable because of its unusually high speed of 60 knots(110Kilometres per hour), faster than other watercraft in the conflict. However, it faced major drawbacks, including its high cost of $1 million (equivalent to 13 Patrol Boat, and unreliability. During the conflict, two of the Army's three hovercraft were destroyed by the Viet Cong. The PACVs in Vietnam were considered "unsuccessful" in evaluations and were withdrawn in 1970. Following their service in Vietnam, the Navy PACVs returned to the United States where they were used by the US Coast Guard

Please note, this is quite a BIG model:15x12cm

Lots of detail and display options. Wwith indflated and deflated cushion and open or closed entry hatches.

Will make for many hours of modelling pleasure if you make a nice diorama with it

Includes resin, Photo etch and clear plastic sheet for windows



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