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Flames of War: Vietnam: Patrol Boat

Flames of War: Vietnam: Patrol Boat

SKU: BFVUSBX12

Barcode: 9420020227279

Price: $44.00AUD inc. GST

Stock: 6

PBR (Patrol Boat, River x2) (VUSBX12) includes two PBR boats.

The Patrol Boat, River or PBR, was a small rigid-hulled patrol boat that was the mainstay of Operation Game Warden. PBRs did not usually operate with the Mobile Riverine Force; their mission was to interdict illicit waterway traffic and provide intelligence to the navy. Occasionally, this mission would overlap with the Mobile Riverine Force’s mission and the two would cooperate.

The PBR was usually manned by a 4-man crew. Typically, a First Class Petty Officer served as boat captain, with a gunner's mate, an engineman and a seaman on board. Each crewman was cross-trained in each other's job in case one became unable to carry out his duties. Generally, PBRs operated in pairs under the command of a patrol officer, who rode on one of the boats.