Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Postby Sturm78 » 13 Jan 2017 21:42

Interesting image, Markus... :wink:

Here, an Brückengerät T pontoon bridge

Image from Ebay
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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Postby Sturm78 » 09 Feb 2017 18:14

Hi all,

An image from Ebay. I think Austrian M36 pontoons

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Postby SIS 5 » 10 Feb 2017 17:18

Hi Sturm 78,

a very interesting pic again. Thanks for posting. The pontoons are Austrian, but this type of pontoon existed alraedy before 1936. Here two pics with the elder bridge building material (first pic a pontoon bridg over the Danube 1925).

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Postby Sturm78 » 12 Feb 2017 19:05

Bert wrote
a very interesting pic again. Thanks for posting. The pontoons are Austrian, but this type of pontoon existed alraedy before 1936. Here two pics with the elder bridge building material (first pic a pontoon bridg over the Danube 1925).


So, if the pontons are not M36 model, Do you know the exact model of these austrian pontoons?? :?

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Postby Leo Niehorster » 13 Feb 2017 11:24

These were components of the Austrian "Birago" bridge.
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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Postby Sturm78 » 14 Feb 2017 17:21

Birago ?? :?

Here, an image from Ebay. A spanish pontoon bridge with Legion Condor halftrack...
I do not know the model ...Any idea?

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Postby Leo Niehorster » 14 Feb 2017 18:53

Invented in 1841 (!) by the military engineer Karl Freiherr von Birago (1792–1845)
Born in Milano.
Some modifications did take place over time, though.

See (in German):
http://www.wehrgeschichte-salzburg.at/Birago.htm

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Postby tigre » 08 Mar 2017 02:20

Hello to all :D; a little more........................................

Pionierbrücke 1940!

Source: http://www.ebay.de/itm/112165110041?clk ... rmvSB=true

Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Postby tigre » 23 Mar 2017 01:36

Hello to all :D; a little more........................................

Eastern Front 1942!

Source: http://www.ebay.de/itm/FOTO-PANZER-SCHL ... rmvSB=true
Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Postby SIS 5 » 28 Mar 2017 14:54

Hi,

here a pic of the Austrian Kriegsbrücke M 36 (source of the pic: an expired ebay auction) maybe crossing the Rhine river 1940.

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Postby Sturm78 » 01 May 2017 18:27

Hi all,

An image from Ebay:

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Postby abigbagofpoo » 18 May 2017 18:59

An amphibious German tank based on the Czechoslovak 38(t) to be used in Operation Seeloewe (Sea Lion) which never took place (BundesArchivePhoto)
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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Postby SIS 5 » 20 Jun 2017 15:45

Hi,

here two good pics how to set the trestles.

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Postby Clive Mortimore » 26 Jun 2017 23:49

abigbagofpoo wrote:An amphibious German tank based on the Czechoslovak 38(t) to be used in Operation Seeloewe (Sea Lion) which never took place (BundesArchivePhoto)
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I cannot see any German markings on the tank or the one behind, are you sure it isn't a pre-invasion Czech attempt at a swimming tank? I say this because all the photos I have seen with German troops and swimming tanks or submersible tanks have been PzII, PzIII and PzIV.
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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Postby sitalkes » 27 Jun 2017 02:11

"The Panzer 38(t) Ausf. A mit Schwimmkörper was developed as a result of requirements for Operation Sea Lion the invasion of England late in 1940. The firm of Gebr Sachsenberg in Roslau was responsible for the pontoons which were attached to the sides and front of the Panzer 38(t). Propulsion was was achieved by transferring power from the drive sprocket, whilst in the water, it was capable of 10 km per hour."

150 were built

http://www.wehrmacht-history.com/heer/a ... oerper.htm

400 Panzer 38(t) Ausf. A mit Schwimmkörper, Panzer II Schwimmpanzers, Panzer III Tauchpanzers, Panzer III Befehlswagen Tauchpanzers, and Panzer IV Tauchpanzers were built. The Panzer 38(t) and Panzer II tanks used the same system of pontoons attached to the outside of the vehicle to make them float, with propulsion provided by propellers driven from the final drive system through rods in the pontoons. They could fire their turret guns if necessary. The Tauchpanzers were sealed up and altered to allow their engines to use seawater for cooling. They were to drive along the sea floor. Air was provided for both the crew and to the engine by a flexible 18m long snorkel with an attached buoy and aerial, allowing a maximum operating depth of 15m. Navigation was to be by compass and via instructions over the radio. Once the tank made it to shore, all covers and seals could be blown off and normal combat operations begu


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