Specifications for the
PACV / ACV (Pac-Vee / Monster)
Air Cushioned Patrol Boat / Hovercraft
Country of Origin: United States
Initial Year of Service: 1966
Operators: United States; Canada
Length: 48.55 ft (14.80 m)
Beam: 25.26 ft (7.70 m)
Draught: 0 ft (0.00 m)
Displacement: 10 tons
Machinery: 1 x Rolls-Royce Marine Gnome gasoline turbine developing 900shp driving a BHC 12-blade centrifugal lift fan propeller and Dowty Rotol 4-blade propulsion propeller (SR.N6 Mk 1).
Surface Speed: 35 kts (40 mph)
Range: 190 miles (306 km)
In addition to any crew-served weapons (M16, M79, M60 GPMG, etc...), the PACV was fitted with the following:
1 OR 2 x 12.7mm machine guns in forward rotating dorsal rotating position
1 x 7.62mm M60 general purpose machine gun in port side mount.
1 x 7.62mm M60 general purpose machine gun in starboard side mount.
1 OR 2 x 7.62mm M60 general purpose machine gun in remote-controlled stern position(s)
1 OR 2 x 40mm grenade launchers in remote-controlled stern position(s)
Ship Class: PACV/ACV
Ships-in-Class: PACV-1 (USN); PACV-2 (USN); PACV-3 (USN); PACV-4 (USN); ACV 901 (US Army); ACV 902 (US Army); ACV 903 (US Army)