This is a U.S. Navy PBR31 Mk.II Boat from Tamiya. The U.S. Navy PBR ("Patrol Boat, River") 31 Mk.II was developed during the Vietnam war as a direct result of the need for a fast and maneuverable craft to patrol the coastal and river waterways in Southeast Asia. Requiring only two feet of water, the "Pibber" could cruise at up to 25 knots on the power of its two turbocharged Detroit Diesel engines driving Jaccuzzi 14JY water jetdrives. Furthermore, the PBR could pack a sizeable offensive punch with its bow mounted .50cal machine guns, rear .50cal, or grenade launcher. Tamiya's 1/35th scale version of the PBR builds up into an accurate full hull replica.
Highly detailed 1/35th scale plastic kit for static display. Approximately 110 parts in olive green with a high level of detail. 4 multi-part crew figures in authentic uniforms. Detailed bow machine gun position and stern tripod mounted .50cal gun. Many detailed accessories: ammo cans, gas cans, oil drums, a large U.S. flag navigation radar, and portable radio. Decals are included for two marking options. Includes a display stand.
Single small decal sheet with markings for boats number 105 and 150. Two large white stars and some stencil markings are also included on the sheet. PBRs serving in Southeast Asia were painted overall Olive Drab with the area below the waterline either flat black or hull red. Additional paints Required: Colors are all flat except where indicated: Detail colors: Gloss Blue, Gloss Green, Gloss Orange, Gloss Red, Gloss Lemon Yellow, Gun Metal, Gold Leaf, Clear Red, White, Copper, Brown, Aluminum, Medium Grey, Khaki, Olive Green, Field Grey, and Flesh.
One U.S. Navy PBR31 Mk.II Boat
Assembly Hobby Knife Paint: (see MARKING OPTIONS) Brushes Sandpaper Cement for plastics (TESR3512) Nice-to-have tools: Needle File Set, Sprue Cutter, Airbrush and Accessories
Length: 11" (27.7cm) Beam: 4" (10.1cm) Scale: 1/35