Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by Sturm78 » 28 Jun 2013 10:03

Hi all,

Two images from EBay:

Image 1: pontoon ferry (I think K material although I am not sure) :?
Image 2: pontoon bridge (B material)

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by SIS 5 » 28 Jun 2013 23:37

Hi Sturm 78,

what an interesting pic. Thank You very much for posting. The pontoon ferry is not K material, but J material: I have seen only a very few pics of this. Here a pic for comparing (source: "Deutsche Pioniere im Einsatz 1939 - 1945" by Horst Riebenstahl). It seems to be the same ferry, but with another load.

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by Sturm78 » 10 Jul 2013 12:33

Hi all,

Sturmboot 39

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by Sturm78 » 11 Jul 2013 14:24

Bert wrote

The pontoon ferry is not K material, but J material: I have seen only a very few pics of this. Here a pic for comparing (source: "Deutsche Pioniere im Einsatz 1939 - 1945" by Horst Riebenstahl). It seems to be the same ferry, but with another load.
Hi Bert,

I have the book "Bridgebuilding equipment of the Wehrmacht 1939-45" of Horst Beiersdorf and is not mentioned any "J" material.

The list mentioned in this book is:

A Material
B Material
C Material
D Material
G Material
H Material
I Material
K Material
IZ Material
sS Material
T Material
Bässler bridge

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by SIS 5 » 12 Jul 2013 05:51

Hi Sturm 78,

that´s only a spelling mistake by Beiersdorf: it is not material "I", but material "J", material for heaviest weight with the support by pontoons.

Here some information about this material:

Heavy Bridging Equipment. J 42 and J 43 Bridging Equipment (Brückengerät J 42 and J 43). The J 42 equipment consists of steel box-girder sections, of which any number up to four can be bolted together to form a maximum span of 64 feet. Each section is about 16 feet 6 inches long. A decking of stout chesses is laid on these main bearers and held down by two similar box girders used as vibrants. The girders are launched over rollers. Trestles and four-section pontoons are used as supports. The single track width of the bridge is believed to be 13 feet 9 inches, but it also can be constructed in double track width. The J 43 bridge is a strengthened version of the J 42.

http://niehorster.orbat.com/0000_orbat/KStN%20736.pdf

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by Sturm78 » 12 Jul 2013 11:34

Thank you for your information, Bert. :)

Here, another image (from EBay) of a pontoon ferry (of B material)

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by Sturm78 » 13 Jul 2013 12:42

Hi all,

Another image of a german pontoon ferry:

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by Sturm78 » 29 Jul 2013 23:12

Hi all,

Another image from EBay. I am not sure about the material of this bridge. :?

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by Sturm78 » 01 Aug 2013 11:19

Hi all,

A pontoon bridge of B material:

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by SIS 5 » 01 Aug 2013 12:15

Hi Sturm 78,

first I want to thank You for the posting of such interesting pics. It´s always a pleasur for me to look at the new pics You posted.
But now to the question about the pontoon bridge: I think it is an Austrian M 36 Kriegsbrücke.

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by Sturm78 » 03 Aug 2013 10:57

Thank you, Bert. I'm glad someone is interested in this kind of photos. Most people focus on the vehicles only.

Here, another two images from EBay

See also the image posted on 23 Oct 2012
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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by Sturm78 » 05 Aug 2013 14:12

Hi all,

Another image of a German rubber raft:

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by Sturm78 » 19 Aug 2013 19:00

Hi all,

Two images from EBay: Schlauchboot

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by carius » 16 Sep 2013 12:29

Image from ebay.de №111165763065

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by cnicoll123 » 22 Sep 2013 22:59

Hey Clive.

Don't know if someone has posted already, but often the Germans did capture and actively use tanks from the 'other' side.

Please see (hopefully) attached images of such examples;

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