Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by Sturm78 » 16 Sep 2010 11:07

Hi all,

Another image of a german Pionier bridge. Any ideas?

Image from Ebay
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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by Clive Mortimore » 16 Sep 2010 23:07

Hi Sturm

Yesterdays photos: top and bottom show Bruckengerate B bridges. The middle photo I pretty sure is Bruckengerate A equipment. At first I thought it might be capturede bridge equipment :(

Todays photo is Bruckengerate B equipment. Where a river was very shallow the bridge would be supported by series of end trestles not pontoons.

The photos showing the inflatable boats ferrying the 3.7cm Pak and the 7.5cm IG 18 are interesting, thanks for them.
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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by Sturm78 » 17 Sep 2010 09:46

Thank you very much, Clive. :D

Some more images from Ebay:

Do you know the german denomination of these pneumatic rafts? It appears that there were different sizes.

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by Clive Mortimore » 18 Sep 2010 18:22

Sturm78 wrote:Thank you very much, Clive. :D

Some more images from Ebay:

Do you know the german denomination of these pneumatic rafts? It appears that there were different sizes.

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The smaller raft is a Kleiner Floßsäckle 34 and the big one a Gross Floßsäckle 34, they were also called schlauchboot. I hope I have my German names right.
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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by Sturm78 » 19 Sep 2010 11:33

Thank you very much, Clive. :D

Two other nices images from Ebay:

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by Sturm78 » 27 Sep 2010 13:27

Hi all,

Another image from Ebay: I think Gross Floßsäckle 34

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by carius » 08 Oct 2010 18:30

I suggest and other bridges...

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by Sturm78 » 09 Oct 2010 17:13

Hi all,

An image from Ebay:

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by Clive Mortimore » 10 Oct 2010 08:34

Hi George and Sturm

George's photo is of Bruckengerate K bridging equipment, issued mainly to Panzer Poineers. It could be used with the pontoons of Bruckengerate B equipment to form longer bridges.

Sturm's photo shows a typical improvised ferry using two Gross Floßsäckle 34 with rope and mnapower haulage. The German poineers were very good at building improvised craft and bridges.
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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by carius » 12 Oct 2010 19:54

From eBay.de

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by carius » 17 Oct 2010 11:50

From eBay

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by carius » 17 Oct 2010 17:30

From eBay

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by Sturm78 » 17 Oct 2010 21:53

Hi all,

Another image from Ebay: Bruckengerate B bridge ??

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by Clive Mortimore » 17 Oct 2010 23:14

Hi George and Strum

Yet again some fantastic photos.

The infantry assault bridge made from the small rubber boats photo is full of other information and questions. Look at the various packs or are they ammo boxes on the backs of the soldiers. The third man looks like he has a holder for a spare machine gun barrel, but I cannot see a machine gun being carried. What type of unit are they from as they do not appear to be from a rifle company?
Sturm78 wrote:Hi all,

Another image from Ebay: Bruckengerate B bridge ??

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Yes it is. Note the Ford V8 engine powered outboard motors on the pontoons.
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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by carius » 18 Oct 2010 14:21

Thanks Clive!Here one more boat

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