Program V MK49 Monitor 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 Monitor 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
1 x 105-mm howitzer mounted inside a M49 turret
1 x 7.62-mm machine gun mounted coaxially, left side of howitzer
2 x 20-mm Mark 16 (Mod 4) cannons in Mark 48 Turrets
1 x 40-mm MK 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 Monitors were used in Vietnam to provide U.S. riverine forces with accurate direct and indirect fire support. The 105-mm howitzer which was mounted inside the M49 turret was ideal because of its compact size and weight. The M49 was already in use on the LVTH-6 AMTRACK by the U.S. Marines and was considered a reliable weapon system. The howitzer has a special M546 antipersonnel (APERS) “beehive” shell that fires several thousand tiny flechettes (nails). Firing the “beehive” in the direct fire mode was quite deadly for any enemy troops hiding on the riverbanks.
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