Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by Sturm78 » 04 Dec 2019 22:00

Nobody for my last image ?

Well, here another image from Ebay: Brückengerät B

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by Sturm78 » 06 Dec 2019 12:02

Hi all,

According to photo caption, this is a Austro Hungarian pontoon bridge....but I think the pontoons are very similar or identical to German ones of Brückengerät A material ....

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by SIS 5 » 07 Dec 2019 19:55

Hi Sturm 78,

excuse me, please, for my late response. I think it is an Italian pontoon, an old one, used already during WW I. Here a pic of an Italian pontoon bridge from 1918. It semms that the used pontoons are the same.
To Your last question. I totally agree with You. These are typical German pontoons from WW I, later used as Brückenmaterial A.

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by Sturm78 » 08 Dec 2019 10:05

Bert wrote
excuse me, please, for my late response. I think it is an Italian pontoon, an old one, used already during WW I. Here a pic of an Italian pontoon bridge from 1918. It semms that the used pontoons are the same.
To Your last question. I totally agree with You. These are typical German pontoons from WW I, later used as Brückenmaterial A.
Thanks for your confirmation, Bert. :)

Here, an interesting image (from Ebay) of a Belgian small infantry pontoon bridge:

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by SIS 5 » 09 Dec 2019 18:51

Hi Sturm 78,

thank You very much for this pic of a Belgian infantry bridge. Very interesting for me, because I haven´t seen.
Finally I could find a pic of the wagon with an Italian pontoon (collection of the 2nd engineer regiment Piacenza). It is indeed an Italian model used during WW I. Source of the pic: https://issuu.com/istitutobeniculturali ... e_fiume/24 .

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by Truelove » 17 Dec 2019 04:27

SIS 5 wrote:
14 Oct 2019 22:29
Hi Sturm 78,

that´s a "schwere Schiffsbrücke", here a pic and and some information about this heavy pontoon equipment.

Best regards

Bert
The pontoon look like they are made from several pieces.
This is very interesting discussion, thanks to all for posting the great pics.

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by SIS 5 » 17 Dec 2019 16:16

Hi truelove,

Yes, You are right, one pontoon is made from several pieces, all together ten pieces (ten-piece pontoon), from it two end parts with engines: here a pic with two pontoons of a "Schwere Schiffsbrücke" with the end parts, but the bridge is not a "Schwere Schiffsbrücke", but a so-called "Herbert-Gerät" or "Herbert-Brücke"ю

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by Sturm78 » 18 Dec 2019 20:54

Very intersting image, Bert !!
A pity the small size...

On the other hand, another two images from Ebay: German pontoon bridges of Brückengerät B material

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by Sturm78 » 21 Dec 2019 21:06

Hi all,

A German small infantry pontoon bridge. I am not sure if this is a standard German Army material or makeshift...

Image from Ebay
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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by SIS 5 » 23 Dec 2019 19:23

Hi Sturm 78,

that´s makeshift. Here a pic with an infantry footbridge on rubber dinghies made out of Wehrmacht material, a so called Floßsacksteg.

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by Truelove » 23 Dec 2019 20:40

Hi Bert, another interesting pic. I see a smaller raft in the center, do you know how many sizes of rafts the germans used?
And Merry Christmas.
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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by Sturm78 » 23 Dec 2019 22:08

Bert wrote
that´s makeshift. Here a pic with an infantry footbridge on rubber dinghies made out of Wehrmacht material, a so called Floßsacksteg.
Thanks, Bert
John wrote
Hi Bert, another interesting pic. I see a smaller raft in the center, do you know how many sizes of rafts the germans used?
According to my information 2 sizes:
Gross Floßsäckle 34 and Kleiner Floßsäckle 34

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by SIS 5 » 04 Feb 2020 19:01

Hi,

here a pic with an assault boat. The text to the pic: assault boat is put into the water.

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by carius » 07 Feb 2020 08:02

Image from ebay.de №164070276499
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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by Sturm78 » 11 Feb 2020 14:55

Thanks for your image, Carius

The boats loaded on the truck seems Sturmboot 39

Here. another two images from Ebay: I would say Brückengerät B material

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