Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by Truelove » 01 Apr 2019 18:33

SIS5 very interesting stuff. The pics show how different bridging material was used, very useful information.

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by tigre » 04 Jul 2019 03:08

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

Kriegsbrücke - Poland 1939!

Sources: http://odkrywca.pl/panzer-1939-czesc-11 ... tml#687400

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

Post by Truelove » 10 Jul 2019 20:03

Interesting pic, wagons across the river, half track towing an empty trailer, is that a tent set up in the way or is it a cover for the wagon in the forground??

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by SIS 5 » 12 Jul 2019 15:38

Hi truelove,

the half track is towing an empty engineer vehicle (Pionierfahrzeug) and the tent is a cover for the wagon in the forground. There are some more wagons with this cover on the other side of the river.

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Bert

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by Truelove » 17 Jul 2019 04:55

Hi Bert, the trailer looks like the 5 ton flat trailer i have in model form from MGM. Plan to have it towed by a sloped hood 4wd soft top Bussing Nag pioneer truck (of which i can find no pics of). Now i know i can legally depict them with no load on them. 😬😬

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by SIS 5 » 18 Jul 2019 12:04

Hi truelove,

excuse me, please, but I don´t agree with You. I think that the trailer is a special trailer of a bridge building unit towed by a 5ton half track. The bridge building material is Brückengerät B transportde by a Brückenkolonne B (bridge column B) with different so called Pionierfahrzeuge (Pf.):
Trestle Wagon Pf. 10, Pontoon Wagon Pf. 11 and Ramp Wagon Pf. 12
Here the structure of such a column.
In Germany there is firm producing models of these trailers:
https://www.elitemodell.de/elite/wehrmacht/3565/
https://www.elitemodell.de/elite/wehrmacht/3566/
https://www.elitemodell.de/elite/wehrmacht/3567/
https://www.elitemodell.de/elite/wehrmacht/3568/
To the truck I will answer later, because I have to go to work.

Regards

Bert
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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by SIS 5 » 18 Jul 2019 22:40

Hi Truelove,

now to the truck. Büssing-NAG produced only the type 500 soft top and 2wd. So You cannot find a pic of such a truck with 4wd. All 4wd trucks had the normal cabin except of special vehicles like the Flakmesstruppkraftwagen – anti aircraft survey party motor vehicle - (Kfz. 415) or selfpropelled AA gun carriages.

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by Truelove » 20 Jul 2019 04:49

Hi Bert, thanks for the info, i was afraid of that concerning the truck, it will be alot of work to make it correct, especially considering it is pretty much finished except the windshield frame.
But not impossible 😬😬
After sleeping on it, it will actually be alot easier to convert it to a wood cab version with different fenders and short bumper.
The trailers you linked to should be an easy conversion for the mgm kits.
Thanks again, john.
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