Program 5, Armored Troop Carrier, ATC(H), Project 2 (T-152-6)
Project Date: 29 June 1999
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This is my second "Tango" boat project. T-152-6 custom made for Vietnam Riverine Veteran, Richard E. Lorman. I tried a new method to construct the hull by using Balsa Foam. The results were fantastic as shown in the following photos.

Over all shot of T-152-6. Notice the black hull number verses white lettering as seen on many boats. The ramp is heavily weathered and scuffed due to lowering onto the muddy river banks. Note the high water line of dried brown water an the lower portion of the boat. This was accomplished by using a light yellow/brown water color paint.

Fantail view. Note the heavily rusted mine drag chain.

The chain drag gear. Somewhat larger unit than found on Program 4 riverine craft.

Close-up of the port side. Note the C-ration cases placed at an angle behind the bar armor. Not sure this was how they were placed on the real T-152-6 but I have seen many photos of boats following this practice. Also note the sand bags and empty 20-mm ammo cans placed along side the pilot house. Straps securing the sand bags are made from graphic tape. The sandbags were made one at a time from Miliput. Also this shows nicely the details to the ladders leading up to the helicopter deck.

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Shot from the stern.

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Shot of the bow and helicopter landing platform, notice the scale tire bumper and a .50-cal MG plus two Mark 21 (Mod 0) 7.62-mm MG's located on each side of the well deck.

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Overall starboard side shot.

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Assembling the collapsible mine shock seats. The legs of the seats were built exactly like the originals using wire mesh.

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