21 September 1966
Charles E. Rogers Collection
The crew of a U.S. Navy Patrol Air Cushion Vehicle (PACV) inspects a sampan in the waters of South Vietnam for possible Viet Cong contraband. Another patrol craft, with flag flying, stands by during the inspection. Three PACV's have been operating in South Vietnam since May 1966. These high-speed vehicles, capable of speeds up to 50 mph, are being used for coastal surveillance, intercept, and investigation to prevent seaborne infiltration and supply of Viet Cong in South Vietnam.
Photograph VA049393, 21 September 1966, Charles E. Rogers Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 5 Sep. 2015. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=VA049393>.
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VA049393, Charles E. Rogers Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University