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Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Postby Sturm78 on 03 Sep 2012 19:55

Hi all,

Two images from historicalmedia website:

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Postby Sturm78 on 30 Sep 2012 19:36

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German or captured pontoons ??

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Postby Clive Mortimore on 30 Sep 2012 22:06

Sturm78 wrote:Hi all,

German or captured pontoons ??

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Hi Sturm

This type appears quite a few times on this thread. Could they be part of the Equipment T, ex Czech army?

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Postby Sturm78 on 04 Oct 2012 15:25

Hi all,

Clive wrote
Could they be part of the Equipment T, ex Czech army?


It is possible but I do not know it


Stumboot 39

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Postby Sturm78 on 08 Oct 2012 22:06

Hi all,

A nice image of a German Pionier bridge of K material

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Postby Sturm78 on 14 Oct 2012 10:55

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Italian pontoon bridge: italian designation ??

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Postby Sturm78 on 23 Oct 2012 12:19

Nobody for the italian bridge?

Well, here another two images from Ebay:

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Postby john_g_kearney on 15 Nov 2012 11:37

What I take to be a permanent pontoon bridge is seen here, rather than the temporary pontoon bridges seen hitherto on this thread. It was erected in Norway by Pionier Battalion 222. I presume that the hump at each landward end was to accommodate the bridge rising on floodwaters. I also presume that the large steel pontoons were obtained from civilian sources rather than being drawn from military stocks. Any thoughts please?

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Postby Clive Mortimore on 16 Nov 2012 20:47

john_g_kearney wrote:What I take to be a permanent pontoon bridge is seen here, rather than the temporary pontoon bridges seen hitherto on this thread. It was erected in Norway by Pionier Battalion 222. I presume that the hump at each landward end was to accommodate the bridge rising on floodwaters. I also presume that the large steel pontoons were obtained from civilian sources rather than being drawn from military stocks. Any thoughts please?

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Hi John

A pair of lovely photos. I agree the bridge does look quite permanent. All pontoon bridges need flexibility at their mooring points to allow for varying water levels. The pontoon floats look like tanks found on railway wagons or tanker lorries. Another thought they are mooring buoys acquired from naval stores or locally. Thanks for sharing the photos.

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Postby Sturm78 on 18 Nov 2012 19:55

Hi all,

Another images from Ebay:

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Postby Sturm78 on 23 Nov 2012 12:43

Hi all,

An interesting image from Ebay: Stumboot 39 and Pionierlandungsboot 39 in the backglround:

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Postby Sturm78 on 04 Dec 2012 10:34

Hi all,

A rare image of a bulgarian pontoon bridge. 1935

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Postby Sturm78 on 11 Dec 2012 13:14

Hi all,

Two images form Ebay:

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Postby Sturm78 on 18 Dec 2012 16:32

Hi all,

Motorboot 36 (I think) and pontoon bridge in the background

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Postby Clive Mortimore on 18 Dec 2012 21:39

Sturm78 wrote:Hi all,

Motorboot 36 (I think) and pontoon bridge in the background

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Hi Sturm

I agree with the motorboot 36. Not sure on tehg bridging equipment.

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