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SWIFT BOAT

Patrol Craft Fast (PCF), also known as Swift Boats, were all-aluminum, 50-foot long, shallow-draft vessels operated by the United States Navy. They initially patrolled the coastal areas and later worked in the interior waterways as part of the brown-water navy to interdict Vietcong movement of arms and munitions, transport South Vietnamese forces and insert SEAL teams for counterinsurgency (COIN) operations during the Vietnam War.

The first two PCFs were delivered to the Navy in late August 1965.  In total, there were 193 of this fast patrol craft were constructed for the United States Navy, the Philippine Navy, Thailand, Cambodia, Brazil and Zaire.


 


 

This swift boat model features:

- Plank-on-frame, hollow hull construction.  
 
- All parts are wood and metal. 

- "Rusted"  appearance that only master modelers can make.

- Boat number can be made upon request.

   26.5" long x 12" tall x 7" wide     $790     S & H is $70

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"PCF 37 navigated the Brazos River, Arriving in Waco on 23 Dec as promised. Will be displayed in my "I love me" room. Slight damage to
radar scanner.  Trying a little wood glue to make repair. I plan to advise some of my co workers from 40 years ago to buy  a model. I am pleased.

Thanks,
Bob Scattergood
Commander,
USN retired