The RBB and RBC were very commonly used aboard ships. They were made to be very rugged and stable to work reliably
under the severe conditions of shock found on fighting ships.
Weighing in at 82 pounds each, without the power supply, the RBB and RBC are superhets with an IF of 400kc. The
RBB covers 500 to 4000kc and the RBC covers 4 to 27Mc.
MASSACHUSETTS was the first ship outfitted with the RBB and RBC and she still carries RBB serial numbers 3 and
5, and RBC number 4.