Special Operations Craft - Riverine

  • Special Operations Craft Riverine
Special Operations Craft Riverine

Manufacturer: U.S. Marine Inc.

Service: USN, USMC

Armament: 2x GAU-17 miniguns; 1x M2HB .50 caliber machine gun; 2x M240B 7.62 mm light machine gun; 2x 40 mm Mk 19 grenade launcher

Propulsion: 2x 440 hp Yanmar 6LY2M-STE diesel engines each driving a Hamilton HJ292 water pump-jet

Speed:  40 knots

Range: 125 nautical miles

Crew: 4 crew (1 helmsman, 3 gunners); 8 SEALs

The Special Operations Craft-Riverine performs short-range insertion and extraction of SOF in riverine and littoral environments.

The SOC-R is also used by U.S. Navy riverine forces for in-shore interdiction, riverine patrolling and direct action missions.

The SOC-R is a high-performance craft sized to permit air transport aboard C-130 or larger military aircraft. Each craft is manned by a crew of four Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewmen and can carry eight SOF personnel.

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