PACV / ACV (Pac-Vee / Monster) Technical Specifications
Service Year: 1966
Type: Air Cushioned Patrol Boat / Hovercraft
National Origin: United States
Ship Class: PACV/ACV
Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)
Complement (Crew): 4
Length: 48.55 feet (14.80 meters)
Beam (Width): 25.26 feet (7.70 meters)
Surface Displacement: 10 tons
Installed Power and Base Performance
Engine(s): 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 knots (40 mph)
Operational Range: 165 nautical miles (190 miles, 306 km)
Armament / Air Wing
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)
Canada; United States
PACV-1 (USN); PACV-2 (USN); PACV-3 (USN); PACV-4 (USN); ACV 901 (US Army); ACV 902 (US Army); ACV 903 (US Army)