A video of tests on the Dnieper of one of the American 40-foot boats of the Defiant type (40РВ) transferred to the Armed Forces of Ukraine has appeared on the Web

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A video of tests on the Dnieper of one of the American 40-foot boats of the Defiant type (40РВ) transferred to the Armed Forces of Ukraine has appeared on the Web

The US has delivered an unnamed number of Metal Shark 40 Defiant (40 PB) patrol boats to Ukraine. The first video of tests on the Dnieper of one of the delivered boats has already appeared on the Web. So far, they have only been reported.

At the end of June last year, the United States announced that it would provide assistance to the Ukrainian Navy by supplying another batch of patrol boats manufactured by Metal Shark. The first batch was to include six boats specially "optimized" for "missions in Ukraine." What is "this optimization" was not explained.



In November 2022, the US Navy announced its intention to supply the Ukrainian the fleet 40 more boats, but the delivery time was not named. It was about boats, designated in the USA as 40 PB, this model was chosen by the US Navy in 2017 to replace the CRF (Coastal Riverine Force) boats. They were supposed to enter the so-called "river flotilla" of the Ukrainian Navy and act against Russian forces on the Dnieper.

The boats are equipped with two Cummins QSB 6.7 diesel engines. Maximum speed - 40 knots. Housing - welded aluminum with ballistic protection.

Representatives of the manufacturing company claim that ballistic protection allows the boat to withstand bullets of various calibers and "high-kinetic" fragments.

For themselves, the US Navy equips these boats with remotely controlled weapon stations. Also on board can be installed machine guns M2 caliber .50 Browning, M240 caliber 7,56 mm, automatic grenade launcher Mk.19 caliber 40 mm. It is not yet known with what weapons the boats were delivered to Ukraine.

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    1. -3
      25 March 2023 19: 58
      What is wrong with the boat, something is going hard. And so, the third grade is not a marriage, especially almost for free.
      1. +3
        25 March 2023 20: 01
        Good for fishing... after the victory.
        1. +4
          25 March 2023 20: 32
          Quote: Valter1364
          Good for fishing... after the victory.

          The first thing I thought of when I saw it. On a similar one, my father and I went fishing along the Yenisei about five or six years ago.
          I don’t know how it is in combat use, but for the fishing and hunting direction, the thing, apparently, is suitable. At least, it far outdoes what we used to go fishing on the Volga. The captain-mechanic calls him "admiral", what the series is called correctly - I don't know, but in Soviet times it was very common in the fleet, there are a lot of photos on the Internet.
          It seems that the "admirals of the Ukrainian fleet" are thinking about fishing, begging the Americans for such "boats".
          1. 0
            25 March 2023 21: 55
            Admiral's boat is a handsome man. I remember them. Crested do not need boats. Let them float on inflatable chambers. Whatever you give, everything will be stolen and sold. Here in pig breeding they are aces! Nothing to say here.
            1. +1
              26 March 2023 06: 23
              Quote: Andrey Nikolaevich
              Crested do not need boats. Let them float on inflatable chambers. Whatever you give, everything will be stolen and sold.

              So already ...
              FEBRUARY 10, 2021
              The United States continues technical assistance to the Ukrainian army. The Independence Fleet received 10 boats from the Americans and more than 70 inflatable boats, reported the Ministry of Defense of the country. It is noted that the solemn ceremony of the transfer of technical assistance from the United States took place on the territory of the Yug naval base in Odessa.
              Only I don’t remember something that the “rubber fleet” of Ukraine broke through, for example, into the Sea of ​​\uXNUMXb\uXNUMXbAzov. Apparently, the "admirals of the fleet that does not exist" ALREADY stole it for fishing.
              For me, by the way, what is in the photo is not very good for fishing. I don’t like to carry a trailer with me, but to shove it into the trunk - it will take up the entire trunk. I have a "kopeck piece" with an inflatable bottom weighs 13,5 kilograms, it takes up as much space in the trunk as the "reserve" in the "Zhiguli" - "classic".
          2. KCA
            +1
            25 March 2023 22: 07
            The Admiral's on the Volga speared 50 kilometers per hour, not a sailor, he was not used to counting in knots, on the tributary of the Volga Medveditsa just above the mouth he washed away the banks with a fucking wave, somewhere nearby, in the Pleshkovsky Bay on the Volga, Admiral Gorshkov's dacha was, the boat was constantly dissecting, from him, not with him, I don’t know, I never looked like this pelvis in the photo, even with very big vision problems, the admiral was handsome, and this is precisely the pelvis
            1. 0
              26 March 2023 06: 30
              Quote: KCA
              I never looked like this pelvis in the photo, even with very big vision problems, the admiral was handsome, and this is precisely the pelvis

              So I said that we were fishing on the Yenisei similar to the American one.
              And along the Volga on the "admiral". This is exactly the same, only the sides are green.
              By the way, what is valuable - at low speeds it is very quiet. Arrived at the place - and after a smoke break you can fish. And the one similar to the American one - for half a day, all living things at a distance of a kilometer around him scared away right up to the last minnow. Not even the frogs croaked.
              1. KCA
                0
                26 March 2023 10: 31
                It seems to be similar to the one that we dissected, although many years have passed, 40-35 somewhere
          3. 0
            26 March 2023 06: 17
            Quote: Zoldat_A
            The first thing I thought of when I saw it. .

            And how did he get to the Dnieper?
            1. 0
              26 March 2023 10: 06
              Quote: Serg Koma
              Quote: Zoldat_A
              The first thing I thought of when I saw it. .

              And how did he get to the Dnieper?

              WHAT IS THE DNEPR ABOUT HERE???
              Quote: Zoldat_A
              on the Yenisei, similar to the American, they fished.
              And along the Volga on the "admiral".
              This is exactly the same, only the sides are green.
              "Two crocodiles are flying - one green, the other to the right. How old is the hedgehog?"
              Please read carefully what you comment.
    2. +2
      25 March 2023 20: 02
      Yes, this is the video.
      I know, I know the text of my comment.
    3. +3
      25 March 2023 20: 07
      Machine guns were poked at the fishing boat instead of spinning rods. Look at a real patrol boat!
      1. +1
        25 March 2023 20: 16
        Actually, this warship is a river monitor. Although you are right. This is a real warship
        1. 0
          25 March 2023 21: 43
          Quote from: dmi.pris1
          Actually, this warship is a river monitor. Although you are right. This is a real warship


          Monitor "Shock". The best representative of the river fleet.
      2. +8
        25 March 2023 20: 16
        Quote: Michael
        Machine guns were poked at the fishing boat instead of spinning rods. Look at a real patrol boat!


        BKA-44
        river boat
        Small river armored boat of project 1125. Laid down in 1941 in the city of Zelenodolsk, launched in the spring of 1942, entered service in the fall of 1942 and on 27.10.1942/14.09.1943/23.06 became part of the Volga flotilla. 29.08.1944/16.04/8.05.1945 transferred to the Dnieper flotilla. Participated in the defense of Stalingrad, Belarusian 7.04.1956 - 21.11.1958 and Berlin 363 - XNUMX offensive operations. On April XNUMX, XNUMX, he was expelled from the Navy and handed over to the stock property department. On November XNUMX, XNUMX, it was converted into a diving raid boat and received the designation VRD-XNUMX.
    4. +3
      25 March 2023 20: 42
      If such boats are delivered, at least half of 20, this is a serious argument for a landing operation. The boats hold small arms and are armed. For the landing, that’s it.
    5. +1
      25 March 2023 20: 44
      M240 in 7,56mm

      There is no such caliber.
      Either 7,62 or 5,56 mm.
      1. +1
        25 March 2023 21: 42
        Quote: K-50
        M240 in 7,56mm

        There is no such caliber.
        Either 7,62 or 5,56 mm.


        Shh. No need to argue with local auto experts. It says 7.56, which means 7,56.
    6. -1
      25 March 2023 20: 57
      With such a river fleet, they will now give life. Vessel - the latest peep of technology
    7. 0
      25 March 2023 21: 03
      Do they deliver stealth boats? Why are they not destroyed when they enter the territory of Ukraine?
      1. +5
        26 March 2023 02: 41
        Quote: Vrun gel
        Do they deliver stealth boats? Why are they not destroyed when they enter the territory of Ukraine?

        Why are you surprised? we do not destroy anything that enters the territory of Ukraine. It was at the very beginning of the NWO that we naively believed that everything that crossed the border of Ukraine would be smashed to pieces. Now we have already become realists and understand that these were all fairy tales of the Zvezda TV channel. We begin to be surprised when all this equipment suddenly emerges on the LBS. It will be the same here - now these boats will instantly be on the Dnieper somewhere in Kherson (thanks to Surovikin) and DRGs will begin to land on them en masse. Which we will not have time to shoot. It was only Surovikin and Shoigu who could not imagine how to supply the troops, having Kherson and a huge bridgehead in their rear. And the Ukrainians, apparently, do not bother with such nonsense and slowly do their job, preparing for the landing.
    8. 0
      25 March 2023 21: 43
      Drones need to figure out these American gifts and sink them. No need to wait for adventures from them ... It will be very interesting to bang them from the ATGM.
    9. -2
      25 March 2023 23: 18
      wassat dwarf nation - dug up the Black Sea !! wassat super fleet laughing
      frog shame
    10. 0
      26 March 2023 02: 21
      Representatives of the manufacturing company declare that the ballistic protection allows the boat to withstand bullets of various calibers and "high-kinetic" fragments.
      More specifically, weakly? Campaign, for the descent of this life to the bottom, a couple of bursts from the PC will suffice. For fidelity, cartridges with black and red colors on the bullet head, in common B-32. bully
      1. +2
        26 March 2023 02: 44
        Quote: aszzz888
        Campaign, for the descent of this life to the bottom, a couple of bursts from the PC will suffice. To be sure, cartridges with black and red colors on the bullet head, in common B-32

        That's right, you can drown this miracle ship with their machine gun. Only for this it is necessary to poke machine gunners every 100 meters along the entire coast of the Dnieper and change them to duty. Do you think it's real? I think no. The length of the coastline is huge, anywhere where no one expects, they can make a quick breakthrough.
    11. +1
      26 March 2023 02: 26
      How did this boat get there? Soon there really will be more submarines.
    12. -1
      26 March 2023 11: 54
      Finally, the Pindos have added their funny troughs
      1. 0
        26 March 2023 15: 25
        Quote: Gritsa
        That's right, you can drown this miracle ship with their machine gun

        If the sides of the boat are lined with high-modulus polyethylene plates from the inside, by the way, polyethylene is lighter than water and therefore the plate can be quite thick and hold heavy machine guns.

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