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Re: Id. US equipment

Post by ROLAND1369 » 02 Feb 2014 01:25

General Electric M 1941

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Re: Id. US equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 03 Feb 2014 15:20

Hi all,

I am not sure abouth this AA fire director: M4, M7 ??? :?

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Re: Id. US equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 10 Feb 2014 15:16

Nobody for my last image ??

Well, here another image from EBay. Does somebody know the US Army official designation for these pontoons?

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Re: Id. US equipment

Post by ROLAND1369 » 11 Feb 2014 16:50

The closest I can come is that this is the "Light Pontoon Equipage 10 ton M1938" Source FM 5-5 ENGINEER FIELD MANUAL, TROOPS AND OPERATIONS, JAN 31 1941. page 102.

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Re: Id. US equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 12 Feb 2014 11:06

Thank you, ROLAND1369.

Do you have any information about the different models of US pontoon bridges in use during WW2 by the US Army?

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Re: Id. US equipment

Post by ROLAND1369 » 16 Feb 2014 19:41

Re post no 48. To quote from one of the Dirty Harry movies" A man has to know his limitations." I obviously do not. My normal field of expertice is weapons and aside from entirely too munch familarity with explosives, paddling an RB 15 assault boat,and crossing rivers and streams on Poncho Rafts, my knowledge of engineer equipment is at best limited. That said, no excuse but I was wrong on my ID of the equipment pictured. Per "Information Bulletin 120, Stream Crossing equipment" Army Ground Forces, 1945, the equipment nomenclature for thsi is an "Infantry Support Raft"(Pic 1). It is normally constructed with 6 Assault boats M2(pic2 and 3) with their sterns secured together to form 3 pontoons. These pontoons are then joined together with plywood treadway to form a float capible of transporting a 2/12 ton truck. the raft would be propelled by outboard motors or an engineer boat. (note that in US Army nomenclature the weight only refers to the weight of cargo carried exclusive of the truck without cargo) This version apppears to be an expedient model construction with only 4 assault boats and timber planks in place of the treadway. Also it seems to be soldier with Paddle powered, hopefully the river has no current. These rafts could be taylord to fit equipment weight and a 5 pontoon version would acomidate both the truck and 105 mm gun.

As to your second question on pontoon equipment used the following is the best that I can do

Per FM 5-5 'Engineer Field Manual Troops and Equipment. 1941". the following Pontoon equipment was in service in 1941:

Light Pontoon Equipage M1938
Footbridge M1935
Heavy Pontoon Equipage M1940.

Per FM 21-6 "List Of Publications for Training 1945 the following equipment was inservice in 1945:
Light Stream Crossing Equipage.
Light Pontoon Equipage M1938
Heavy Pontoon Equipage M1940
Pneumatic Pontoon Bridge M3
Treadway M1
Treadway M2
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Re: Id. US equipment

Post by ROLAND1369 » 16 Feb 2014 19:45

I Inadvertenly posted the wrong Pic 2 with the previous post.
Here is the correct one.
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Re: Id. US equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 17 Feb 2014 12:20

Thank you, ROLAND1369. :)

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Re: Id. US equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 28 Feb 2014 15:44

Hi all,

Can somebody identify the model of these gas masks?

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Re: Id. US equipment

Post by ROLAND1369 » 08 Mar 2014 14:01

This is a "Training Mask MI". Source FM 2-40, DEFENSE AGAINST CHEMICAL ATTACK, May 1940, page 124thru 127.

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Re: Id. US equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 08 Mar 2014 15:38

Thank you very much, ROLAND1369. :)

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Re: Id. US equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 03 Apr 2014 20:00

Hi all,

Another three images (from EBay) of US Army searchlights. Type D ?? :?

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Re: Id. US equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 06 Apr 2014 19:34

Nobody for the searchlights ??

Well, here another image from EBay: AA rangefinder. M1 ??? :?

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Re: Id. US equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 21 May 2014 14:34

Nobody for my last images? :(

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Re: Id. US equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 27 May 2014 10:15

Well, here another image of an early open-type Sperry searchlight.

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