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Hosted by Todd Michalak
US Riverind Command Boat / Stridsbat 90H
Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Joined: January 11, 2009
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Posted: Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 09:23 PM UTC
Hello mates,
there's a question in our german forum nowbody is able to respond. For what purpose is that folding frame at the stern of the boat?

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Massachusetts, United States
Joined: January 03, 2010
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Posted: Friday, May 20, 2016 - 06:48 AM UTC
Guessing for search and rescue. There should be a couple of small ones on the bow on some models as well. I did see on a couple models rear mounted AA, but that looked to be a permanent mounting.
Massachusetts, United States
Joined: April 07, 2008
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Posted: Friday, May 20, 2016 - 07:32 AM UTC
just a swim platform/step so that crew and passengers dont step on the jet nozzles. I was trying to find out what the protrusions on each side of it were for but I cant find anything ... CB-90 fast assault craft build in Sweeden. US Navy has 6 according to the article I wrote
Joined: August 29, 2010
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Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 09:35 PM UTC
Hi Guys,

that folding frame is fro storage purpose when the boy is "parked" on land.
Have seen many pictures on the net when boat is on dry ground.
California, United States
Joined: July 17, 2011
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Posted: Monday, October 28, 2019 - 02:33 PM UTC
When the CB-90 or RCB-90 inter the well deck. They drain the well deck and the boat will tip over. So it's a kick stand that folds under the boat stern and the bow rests on the well deck floor. It connects to the swim deck platform. swings down and forward before they finish the draining the well deck. Or low tide. https://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/110531-N-MR305-258.jpg