PGM 5 Zippo
PGM 5 Zippo 1/35th scale, this is a resin assembly kit. Each kit is cast to order please allow 15 days processing.
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Program 5 Zippo Specifications
Type: Converted World War II, LCM(6) Landing Craft
Manufacturer: Various Naval Ship Yards
Design: Length: 60′ • Width: 17′ 6″ Height above Water Line: 12’6″
Speed: 8 Knots Maximum
Draft: Empty: 4’4″ • Full Load: 4’6″
2 x 64HN9 Detroit Diesel engines
2 x Marine twin disc gear clutch model
22:1 reduction gears
2 x 22″ 4-Blade clockwise screws
2 x AN/VRC-46 low band VHF
2 x AN/PRC-25 portable radio
1 x Raytheon Pathfinder 1900 Surface Search Radar
Diesel 788-galllons in 2 x tanks
Auxiliary Fuel Capacity:
450-galllons in 3 x tanks
2 x M10-8 Flamethrower turrets mounted side by side forward on bow
2 x 7.62-mm machine guns mounted in M10-8 turrets (optional)
2 x 20-mm Mark 16 (Mod 4) cannons in Mark 48 Turrets
1 x 40-mm Mark 19 grenade launcher
6 x M-16 automatic rifles
1 x 40-mm M-79 grenade launcher (shoulder-fired)
1 x 12-gauge riot shotgun
1 x .38-caliber pistol (Boat Captain)
1 x flair pistol
Program 5 Zippos were used in Vietnam to clear enemy fortifications located adjacent to the rivers. These flamethrower boats also had a tremendous psychological effect on the enemy. Tanks containing 1,350-gallons of compressed air and gelled gasoline (napalm) were located inside the well deck. The flamethrowers were capable of producing a steady 225-second flame out to an effective range of 300 meters. Six Program 5 Zippos were built and delivered to Vietnam between May and June of 1968.
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