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Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Postby Clive Mortimore on 22 Jul 2010 21:24

Hi All

I hope this request is in the correct section of the forum. I am slowly gathering information about the bridging and assault boat equipment operated Poineer units. My question is, did the German army use bridging equipment they captured from other armies as they did weapons, tanks and trucks? If so can any point me in the right direction so that I can build on the information I have.

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Postby Sturm78 on 31 Jul 2010 16:20

Hi Clive,

I can not help you with your question, but here you have an interesting picture:

Image from Ebay.
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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Postby Clive Mortimore on 01 Aug 2010 10:18

Thanks for the photo Sturm.

The bridge looks like a 8 tonne Bruckengerat B. Bruckengerat B could be made into a 8tonne bridge using half pontoons as in the photo or a 16tonne bridge with the potoon coupled together.

German bridge.png


While I was going through "Beute- and Umbauwagen" thread I came across a photo of a train load of captured British Albion pontoon carrying lorries. I cannot see any Poineer Quatermaster saying they would not be welcomed.
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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Postby Clive Mortimore on 04 Aug 2010 09:07

stellung wrote:Here is a good book on the subject:


http://www.schifferbooks.com/newschiffe ... 0764305743


Thanks Stellung

It is now on the shopping list :)
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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Postby Xavier on 04 Aug 2010 16:23

sturmboot photos:
http://rides.webshots.com/album/5541411 ... host=rides
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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Postby Clive Mortimore on 04 Aug 2010 20:25

Xavier wrote:sturmboot photos:
http://rides.webshots.com/album/5541411 ... host=rides
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Thanks Xavier for the link. There are some wonderful shots of Sturmboot 39s and Motorboot 36s.

This site is very useful for information on Sturmboots (even though I do not speek German). http://sturmboot-kommando.de/
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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Postby Sturm78 on 22 Aug 2010 12:28

Hi all,

Two more images from Ebay:

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Postby Clive Mortimore on 23 Aug 2010 09:40

I now have the German Combat Engineers book, a nice collection excellent photos. Cheers Sturm for the two latest examples. The top one is of a 8 ton bridge using B equipment. The other has used large model 35 rubber boats for the pontoons.

Back to my opening question, I have recently found out that some German units used ex-Czech bridges, “Herbert -Gerat”. I have not been able to locate any photos or other details as yet.
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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Postby Sturm78 on 02 Sep 2010 16:46

Hi all,

I found this interesting image on Ebay. A german pontoon ferry with a 15cm sFH18 carriage and.... a turretless T-34 tractor!! 8O . I never had seen this combination. I do not know which is the model of the boat. I do not think Sturmboot 39. :?

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Postby Clive Mortimore on 02 Sep 2010 19:32

Sturm78 wrote:Hi all,

I found this interesting image on Ebay. A german pontoon ferry with a 15cm sFH18 carriage and.... a turretless T-34 tractor!! 8O . I never had seen this combination. I do not know which is the model of the boat. I do not think Sturmboot 39. :?

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Hi Sturm

The boat is a Motorboot 36 as in the second photo in this post http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=161260&start=210#p1486783. The raft is a 16 ton made from Brucken Gerate B equipment.
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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Postby Sturm78 on 03 Sep 2010 12:21

Thank you very much for your information, Clive.

Do you have more information and/or images of Motorboot 36?

Are the boats of the second photo of this link (viewtopic.php?f=61&t=148739&start=15) Motorboots 36?

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Postby Clive Mortimore on 03 Sep 2010 21:02

Sturm78 wrote:Thank you very much for your information, Clive.

Do you have more information and/or images of Motorboot 36?

Are the boats of the second photo of this link (viewtopic.php?f=61&t=148739&start=15) Motorboots 36?

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Hi Sturm

They do look like they are.

Hope this is helpful.

http://sturmboot-kommando.de/?page_id=591

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Postby Sturm78 on 14 Sep 2010 10:02

Hi all,

Three images from Ebay of assault rafts:

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Postby Sturm78 on 15 Sep 2010 11:04

Hi all,

An image from Ebay:

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