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    US Navy Riverines are gunned up and ready for combat

    US Navy Riverines are gunned up and ready for combat

    The new Mark VI patrol boat has triple the fire power of the Riverine Command Boat which it replaces.

    The Mark VI patrol boat bristles with heavy automatic weapons, and that’s the way its crews like it.

    “I tell the crews that you want to look like a porcupine,” said U.S. Navy Senior Chief Derrick Cox, who trains the sailors that man the Mark VI as part of Coastal Riverine Squadron 2’s training evaluation unit. “You don’t want to kick a porcupine because you know there will be consequences.”



    The Mark VI is a replacement for the Riverine Command Boat, which gained notoriety three years ago when two of them, along with their crews, were captured by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard when they strayed into Iranian waters near Farsi Island in the Arabian Gulf.



    “This has double, maybe even triple the firepower of the RCB,” Cox said.
    The article also mentions the Farsi Island incident- the Navy was embarrassed that its crew did not fire on the Iranians and embarrassed that the leader apologized to Iran on camera. Today’s riverine crews know they must fight.
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    Funny how the Iranians wont do what they did under BO the Peep with Trump in Office. Or any Other Repub.
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    We sure have come a long way from the PT Boats in NAM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    US Navy Riverines are gunned up and ready for combat

    The new Mark VI patrol boat has triple the fire power of the Riverine Command Boat which it replaces.



    The article also mentions the Farsi Island incident- the Navy was embarrassed that its crew did not fire on the Iranians and embarrassed that the leader apologized to Iran on camera. Today’s riverine crews know they must fight.
    Nice. Going back to PT Boats is one of the best things that the Navy can do right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    Nice. Going back to PT Boats is one of the best things that the Navy can do right now.
    Could you imagine a PT boat in Nam with 4 heavy weapons mounts vice 1?
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