Wednesday, February 04, 2009 - 02:58 PM UTC
John Geigle of Masterpiece Models has just sent the latest news of his latest addition to his Vietnam line of fine resin kitsets its the- 1/35th Program 5 ATC(H) "Tango" Program 5 ATC(H) Specifications .
Judging from the released images this looks to be a very nice resin kit of this craft.
This kit is available now with a retail price of US $199.95 plus shipping
Images courtesy of Masterpiece Models
The fifty-six-foot, program 5 ATC(H), nicknamed "Tango," was the workhorse of the US riverine fleet in the Vietnam conflict. It served as the primary waterborne transport for the Mobile Riverine Force (MRF). The "Tango" could carry up to 24,000 pounds of cargo or a platoon of 40-fully equipped infantrymen. The ATC performed many tasks for the MRF from patrolling, minesweeping, towing, and hauling men and supplies
Design: Length: 56' 6'' • Width: 17' 6"
Speed: 8.5 knots maximum, 6 knots sustained
Draft: 3' 4"
2 x 64HN9 Detroit Diesel engines
2 x Marine twin disc gear clutch model
22:1 reduction gears
2 x AN/VRC-46 low band VHF
1 x AN/PRC-25 portable radio
1 x 40-mm Mark-19 grenade launcher
4 x 7.62-mm machine gun (Mark 21) mounted in the well deck
2 x .50-cal machine gun mounted in the well deck
2 x 20-mm Mark 16 (Mod 4) cannons
Plus individual weapons
Statistics courtesy of Masterpiece Models
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