Sunday, August 16, 2009

Combat Boat 90

Combat Boat 90

Combat Boat 90

Combat Boat 90


The 1st Marine Regiment at the Hårsfjärden Bay at Berga here in Haninge, also known as the Amphibious Regiment showed some of their vessels at Årsta Havsbad on Saturday. This is the Combat Boat 90. A fast and light-weight assault craft with twin water jets. It can perform sharp turns at high speed and go from full speed to a complete stop in a few seconds. I have seen them in action out on the bay here before and they are very impressive. The difference this time was that anyone who wanted got a chance to go aboard a couple of the vessels. I was more or less first in line, and spent 30 minutes checking out the boats while snapping a few photos and talking to the officers.

12 comments:

Jacob said...

You sure know how to take good portraits - whether they are of people or boats!

And exciting series of action shots!
Couldn't be better. The Marines ought to use them in one of their recruiting brochures!

Leif Hagen said...

Cool! Are they good at combating Russian subs?? Impressive snaps, Steffe, impressive!

cieldequimper said...

The second shot is amazing!

brattcat said...

These are excellent shots. Full of energy and power.

PurestGreen said...

These are great! There is so much drama here - I love the second one especially because of the wild background.

Leeds in Yorkshire daily photo - Paul said...

Great photos Steffe, looks an interesting visit.

Steffe said...

I have lots more photos, but unfortunately my pc has gone into harakiri mode, and crashes every now and then, so I can't access my hard drives at the moment. This is the spot where those subs supposedly were playing hide and seek with the military back in the 80s. And these days it is believed that they might have been German or even NATO subs!

Vogon Poet said...

Beautiful images full of action of some great boats. I hope you'll be able to recover some more shots...

Meri said...

Sad to think NATO subs might have been stalking Sweden.

Lois said...

Those are great actions shots! What an interesting way to spend the day!

Don and Krise said...

These are amazing machines. Glad you got the chance to experience it.

Steffe said...

I just saw this in the news. A Combat boat 90 had a little accident.