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Lego Motorized Vietnam River Patrol Boat MOC (Free-runner pond/pool model)(Battery-Operated)
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A simple motorized model of a Vietnam River patrol boat. It is one of the fastest and simplest boats I have designed (cat for scale.)
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This is my Lego Motorized Vietnam River Patrol boat moc, or also known as "Pibber" or "PT boat".
This is one of my more simple motor boat mocs, but one of the fastest boats. I designed it after a Vietnam era River boat that was used from 1966-1971 to check and regulate river boat traffic from foreign towns. If anything suspicious was found, The machine guns did the job well. At the bow of the boat is a twin-barrel FLIR (Foward-Looking-Infrared) machine gun, and it sits on a ratchet turntable so it can rotate 180 degrees. In the front of the boat on the deck is the cockpit with a simple steering wheel, steel cage windshield , Radar equipment, antennas and the canvas cover. At the flanks of the operator's platform are 2 air cleaners and engine exhausts. The real vessel was powered b 2x GM Detroit Diesel 6v-53 supercharged 2-cycle diesel engines, driving 2x Jacuzzi Brothers jet pumps. There are access ladders at the back of the pilot deck. In the middle of the deck is a 50 caliber machine gun on a post mount and a crate with the ammunition belt. Also located in the middle are tires for docking. (chain) Finally, at the stern of the boat, is a rotating armored Anti-tank cannon with a gunner's chair, rotation controls, and a crosshair viewing scope. It can rotate 180 degrees. Also, there is a giant enemy tabby cat that will need to be taken care of, he apparently wants to eat our equipment and launch octopi at us. I will answer any questions if you have any.



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 I made it 
  September 8, 2017
Quoting Jimmie Martinez Great job on this River Patrol Boat. Keep up the Great work.
Thanks! This is a simple version of my work. I saw your Emergency! station and I must say that seeing that show being brought up is quite rare. Be sure to check out my other models!
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  September 8, 2017
Great job on this River Patrol Boat. Keep up the Great work.
 I made it 
  August 2, 2017
Quoting James Y. You're right I was.
Always good to learn something new!
  August 2, 2017
You're right I was.
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  August 1, 2017
Quoting James Y. Famous style of boat. I think I'd prefer it in the older gray variant, but it's very good.
Yep, the PBR boats were very famous since many crews took part in patrol. Believe it or not, they have always been green. I have an R/C model of one, and it is in a realistic scheme: Olive drab all on the top and mahogany anti-foul paint on the keel. If you are thinking this should be gray, you are probably confusing it with a PT-109 (Patrol Torpedo) boat from WWII. The red paint (anti-foul coating) was there to prevent barnacles and marine growth from sticking to the hull, water intakes, keel coolers, jet pumps, and pump impellers. Here's an example:https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/73/21/15/73211563beca4c82edff4caf34a4a7f6.jpg And here's a PT-109: https://cdn.thisiswhyimbroke.com/images/pt-boat.jpg
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  August 1, 2017
Famous style of boat. I think I'd prefer it in the older gray variant, but it's very good.
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  June 18, 2017
Haha that's typical for cats :-D One of the cats i have had used to do that with larger bricks laying around (2x2 or 2x4), so i had to keep an eye on him if he was around when i was building.
 I made it 
  June 18, 2017
Quoting Builder Allan Hehe, you might be right! Most cats also seem to think that those paw-sized plastic thingies make great cat toys :-D
True, my other cat, Chloe, (not seen in my photos) always comes up to me and when I'm working on another boat that requires rubber pieces, she ALWAYS paws them around and goes crazy. It's extremely annoying but cute at the same time...
  June 18, 2017
Hehe, you might be right! Most cats also seem to think that those paw-sized plastic thingies make great cat toys :-D
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  June 17, 2017
Quoting Builder Allan Nice looking model of an iconic boat! Cute cat too by the way. I also have occasional problems with cat invasions in my photo shoots :-D
Thanks for the positive feedback Allan! My cat's name is Rudy. My other cat, Chloe, always hops up on my dad's workbench when we are working on our larger boat models. Believe it or not, but the 2 lights on the front of the FLIR guns are called "cat's eyes!" Coincidence?
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  June 17, 2017
Nice looking model of an iconic boat! Cute cat too by the way. I also have occasional problems with cat invasions in my photo shoots :-D
 
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