|Preceded by:||Tpbs 200|
|Displacement:||13,000 kg (28,660 lbs) Empty, 15,300 kg (33,730 lbs) Standard, 20,500 kg (45,190 lbs) Full load|
|Beam:||3.8 m (12 ft 6 in)|
|Draught:||0.8 m (2 ft 7 in)|
|Propulsion:||2 × 625 bhp Scania DSI14 V8 Diesel; 2 × Kamewa FF water jets|
|Speed:||40 knots (74 km/h)|
|Range:||240 nmi (440 km) at 20 knots (37 km/h)|
Stridsbåt 90 H(alv) (Strb 90 H, literally: Combat Boat 90 Half; the 90 refers to the year of acceptance and Half refers to the fact that it can carry and deploy a half platoon of amphibious infantry (18 men) fully equipped) is a class of fast military assault craft originally developed for the Swedish Navy by Dockstavarvet. In addition to the many variants in service with the Swedish Navy under the “Stridsbåt 90H” designation, the CB 90 has been adopted by the navies of several countries, including Norway(as the S90N), Greece, Mexico (as the CB 90 HMN), the United States (as the Riverine Command Boat) and Malaysia. Additionally, the German Navy plans to equip the Berlin-class replenishment ships with the CB90.
The CB90 is an exceptionally fast and agile boat that can execute extremely sharp turns at high speed, decelerate from top speed to a full stop in 2.5 boat lengths, and adjust both its pitch and roll angle while under way. Its light weight, shallow draught, and twin water jets allow it to operate at speeds of up to 40 knots (74 km/h) in shallow coastal waters. The water jets are partially ducted, which, along with underwater control surfaces similar to a submarine’s diving planes, gives the CB90 its manoeuvrability.
In 1988, Dockstavarvet won a competition to design and manufacture a replacement for the aging Tpbs 200 class. Two prototypes, with pennant number 801 and 802, were delivered in 1989. After completion of field trials, the Swedish Navy signed a purchase order for 120 boats in June 1990.
In 2002, the Swedish Navy ordered an additional 27 boats of a slightly different type, designated Stridsbåt 90 HS – where S refers to Skydd (protected) as the Strb 90 HS is armoured and features CBRN protection (the whole boat can be over-pressurized) – intended for use in international peace-keeping operations. Apart from the addition of armour, it sports air-condition for deployment in tropical conditions, fuel cooling system, 220V generator and more powerful engines. The manufacturer sometimes refers to the model as the CB 90 HI, where the I probably stands for International.
Several of the tasks carried out by the Strb 90 H-variants, were originally intended for the Strb 90 E, which is now almost completely phased out.
The Royal Norwegian Navy evaluated the Strb 90 H in early 1996, and subsequently purchased a total of 20 boats, designated 90 N (for Norsk utgave, literally Norwegian version).
The Mexican Navy acquired 40 units (designated CB 90 HMN) between 1999 and 2001, and obtained a production license in 2002, allowing further units to be manufactured in Mexico. Since then eight additional units have been built.
The German Water Police rented a Combat Boat 90H from the manufacturer Dockstavarvet for the 33rd G8 summit in Heiligendamm, Germany. This boat was involved in a high-speed chase with three Greenpeace RIBs which were trying to enter the restricted area near the hotel where the meeting was being held. A video clip of the incident was later widely spread around the internet.
In July 2007 The United States Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) specified the CB90 for testing as its Riverine Command Boat. Safeboat International of Port Orchard, Washington, was given a US$2.8 million contract to produce one prototype.
In June 2009 an unknown buyer from Abu Dhabi bought two civilian luxury versions.
In 2010, Dockstavarvet Shipyard modified two CB90’s to be carried in the davits of Dutch and UK Navy Landing Platform Docks. During these six months trials, the two boats and a full Swedish boat squadron were embarked on a Royal Netherlands Navy LPD as a fully integrated element of the amphibious forces aboard and successfully deployed.
In 2013 JSC Pella Shipyard near St Petersburg launched the first Russian built Project 03160 “Raptor”, but while the ships are strikingly similar there is no indication Dockstavarvet has been involved or licensed the design to Pella
Several Strb 90 H have been converted by the Swedish Navy to fill various roles:
- The Strb 90 L is outfitted for battalion-level command and control, with computer and communications equipment and an auxiliary generator to provide electrical power when the engines are not running. The L stands for ledning (command or leadership).
- The Strb 90 KompL is a plain Strb 90 H in which portable computer and communications equipment has been installed, allowing it to temporarily provide company-level command and control. Electrical power is provided by a rather loud portable generator installed on deck.
- The Strb 90 HS is designed for overseas peace-keeping and rescue operations. It is modified to keep its crew comfortable in Mediterranean conditions, with air conditioning, an auxiliary generator, a head, and more comfortable crew stations. More importantly, it is armored, and its engines have been upgraded to compensate for the added weight.
- At least one Strb 90 H, pennant number 802, is equipped with a decompression chamber.
- The Swedish Police operate one unarmed Strb 90 H equipped with bunks, a pantry and a crew lounge.
- The Swedish Sea Rescue Society operates two unarmed Strb 90 Hs converted for search and rescue.
- Hellenic Coast Guard operate also since 1998 three CB90 under the CB90HCG which is a slightly different version of the Norwegian Navy Version
The Royal Norwegian Navy operates 20 CB90s under the designation SB90N; the N simply stands for Norsk utgave (Norwegian version). The S90N differs from the Strb 90 H in a few areas:
- It is armed with only one 12.7 mm machine gun, instead of three.
- The anchor winch is motorized, and the anchor is mounted at the stern, allowing a grounded S90N to tow itself afloat rather than risk damage to its impellers.
- It carries an auxiliary generator which provides electrical power to navigation and communications systems even when the engines are not running.
- The “Troops transportation room” has a higher deck height, making it possible for most people to stand without crouching.
- It has two water tight compartments in the bow, having an extra room for toilet and stores.
- It has a much more sophisticated navigation equipment based on GPS-technology delivered by Kongsberg Seatex AS.
At least one S90N has been reconfigured into a floating ambulance.
In 2004, the Royal Norwegian Navy conducted tests (including a live fire exercise) to evaluate the effectiveness of the SB90N as an aiming and launching platform for the Hellfire missile. One SB90N was equipped with stabilized Hellfire-launcher based on the Protector (RWS), and its machine gun was replaced with a gimbal-mounted sensor package containing visible-light and infrared cameras and a laser designator. Although the tests were successful, there is currently no indication that the Royal Norwegian Navy will actually deploy SB90Ns armed with Hellfire missiles in regular service. The Hellfire can still be carried on the boats without launching platforms and be fired from shore with the Portable Ground Launch System.
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Detailed instruction manual MINI BOOK
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Even though it is one of the best products of this manufacturer
He has spent a lot of time and resources on planning
Quality product and shows that the product is built at a very high level
This ship is used mainly by armies in the world in defense and attack
Protection of ports and protection of boats and other ships and protection of drilling rigs and gas and oil rigs
Is a very fast patrol boat driven from a pair of Scania diesel engines
Horsepower has per engine
Cruise speed is 74 km per hour
Armament and defense
3 x Browning M2HB machine guns
1 × Mk 19 grenade launcher
4 naval mines or 6 depth charges
In 1991 the first boat was built
And to date about 300 units have been built
Is considered a very effective and powerful modern defense boat
Is used in quite a few countries such as the United States / Greece / Sweden / Mexico / Malaysia and the UK.
The mission of the ship is important and different military positions mainly for defense purposes, the ship is also designed for small battles.
The ship has been in military and civilian service for 35 years and has a good history of successes against rival armies in defense missions and against robbers
The kit is very rich and contains special additions, not only at the level of detail and quality, but also at the level of detail of all parts and without exception, this product comes with a very high quality packaging graphic picture of the boat itself, the packaging is easy to open and very comfortable, You will also get an easy-to-understand assembly booklet with large and wide pages of about 32 pages with bold black writing. It is highly recommended to buy high-quality colors for a realistic and natural finish. The parts of the kit are rich in very high quality plastic, providing a strong basis for good and quick painting. The detail of the parts is deep and realistic. And provides a good base for easy assembly and assembly The required no prior knowledge or experience during mounting
The hull is detailed and large, this kit gives great value for money and very enjoyable
Definitely recommended for purchase