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eisenbahn9 wrote:Two questions regarding these vessels. Were Siebel ferries capable of discharging tanks onto an open beach? I have seen several pictures of Siebel ferries carrying trucks and other light vehicles but never a tank. Were the bow ramps employed too weak to support the weight of a Pz Mk III or Mk IV?
eisenbahn9 wrote:Were the Italian "motozattere" direct copies of the German MFP design or just based on it? Any idea how many were built altogether?
eisenbahn9 wrote:Two more questions on the MFPs / motozattere: how many combat troops would they typically carry in an amphibious assault role? Also, did the metal plates covering the well deck have to be removed manually or were they slid back by mechanical means?
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