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Patrol Boat, Riverine (PBR)

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Patrol Boat, Riverine, or PBR, is the United States Navy designation for a small rigid-hulled patrol boat used in the Vietnam War from March 1966 until the end of 1971. They were deployed in a force that grew to 250 boats, the most common craft in the River Patrol Force, Task Force 116, and were used to stop and search river traffic in areas such as the Mekong Delta, the Rung Sat Special Zone, the Saigon River and in I Corps, in the area assigned to Task Force Clearwater, in an attempt to disrupt weapons shipments.


1- Engine start
6- Searchlights
7- nav lights
Pitch/Roll -Gun movement



General Characteristics

  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 10.7ft (3.3m)
  • Length 31.3ft (9.5m)
  • Height 13.2ft (4.0m)
  • Empty Weight 19,892lbs (9,023kg)
  • Loaded Weight 20,910lbs (9,484kg)


  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.179
  • Wing Loading 16.0lbs/ft2 (78.1kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 1,307.5ft2 (121.5m2)
  • Drag Points 10548


  • Number of Parts 536
  • Control Surfaces 4