Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by Sturm78 » 14 Feb 2020 21:38

Hi all,

Motorboot 36

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by Sturm78 » 19 Feb 2020 20:57

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Two more images from Ebay:

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by Sturm78 » 24 Feb 2020 21:22

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A more image from Ebay: rubber raft ferry

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by Sturm78 » 04 Mar 2020 22:21

Hi all,

According to photo caption a Hungarian 33M pontoon bridge ?
I have not could find any information on the net about Hungarian bridge equipment ...

Is this correct ?

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by SIS 5 » 07 Mar 2020 12:19

Hi Sturm 78,

Yes, that´s correct. This bridge building material out of iron was introduced in Hungary 1933, so the designation 33M.
It had a load limit from 8 to 12 tons. Here three pics of this Hungarian bridgebuilding material.

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by Sturm78 » 07 Mar 2020 20:31

Bert wrote
Yes, that´s correct. This bridge building material out of iron was introduced in Hungary 1933, so the designation 33M.
It had a load limit from 8 to 12 tons. Here three pics of this Hungarian bridgebuilding material.
Thank you very much for your information and aditional images, Bert... :)

Here, another image of a Hungarian pontoon equipment. The Turan tank had a weight of around 18ton so I supposse that this is a different model of bridge equipment....althought I would say that seems very similar...

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by SIS 5 » 08 Mar 2020 01:41

Hi Sturm 78,

thanks a lot for this very interesting pic. I think You are right, that this could be a increased-strengthened version of the bridge building material 33 M. I´m sorry, but I have no pic and no information about this.

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by SIS 5 » 12 Mar 2020 18:54

Hi,

here a pontoon bridge built with captured Czechoslakian bridge building material (source of the pic: www.worldwarphotos.info).

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by Sturm78 » 19 Mar 2020 18:30

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Two images from Ebay: Brückengerät B material

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by Sturm78 » 03 Apr 2020 11:32

Hi all,

An image from Ebay. I think a rare Herbert-Gerät bridge.
Does somebody know how this bridge was transported and assembled ? I think the pontoons seems too large for field transport

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by SIS 5 » 06 Apr 2020 17:48

Hi Sturm 78,

finally I´m back to the forum. In these hard times with the virus I succeeded in buying a new computer, in a supermarket, which was not closed. All other shops are closed except supermarkets, shops for food, groceries and drugstores. But then the next problem came up: the cable of the monitor/display didn´t fit with the new computer. I couldn´t buy this cable, but thanks to the possibility of buying things online I could order this special cable and this morning I finally got it and can now use my new computer. Ho are You? In Spain the situation with the virus is dreadful. I hope You are well and healthy.
But now to Your question:
You are right, that is a Herbert-Gerät. And the pontoons are too large and heavy for a field transport. So the bridge was built with special ships (45 Tonnen-Schiffe) and a special bridge construction, out of iron and 25 meter long between two ships. This bridge building material was already used in WW I. Maybe it is interesting for You: a video about this Herbert-Gerät in action in WW I: the 9th army, general Mackensen, crossing the Danube
(http://www.google.de/imgres?imgurl=http ... CEUQrQMwCw
Source: Bundesarchiv

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by Sturm78 » 06 Apr 2020 19:39

Hi Bert

I'm glad you were able to get a new computer. :)
Things are not easy in these moments... :roll:

Thank you very much for your answer and for the interesting link, Bert... :wink:

If I have understood correctly and after seeing the video, it seems that the different sections of the bridge were transported directly by the river on the pontoon boats to their location and then assembled. These pontoon boats (45 Tonnen-Schiffe) seem to be self-propelled, is it not?

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by Sturm78 » 18 Apr 2020 17:13

Hi all,

Italian equipment: I don`t know the exact model

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by SIS 5 » 21 Apr 2020 17:10

Hi Sturm 78,

thanks a lot for posting these pics. Very interesting for me! On pic 1 and 2 is the bridge building material N. 1 (ponte di equipaggio N. 1), on pic 3 the bridge building material N. 0 (ponte di equipaggio N. 0).

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by Sturm78 » 22 Apr 2020 17:15

Thanks for the information, Bert

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