Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by ayovtshev » 12 Dec 2020 06:22

The bridge on the pictures of Sturm was built in the first days of March 1941 between Turnu Magurele/Romania(first picture) and Nikopol/Bulgaria(second picture).The Faun based mobile cran on the second picture is parked in front of Bulgarian National Bank building(the building is still there), while the picture itself was taken from the height overlooking Nikopol's centre.

This bridge was one of the three, built to elaborate Wehrmacht's 12th Army crossing the Danube, the other 2 were built at Giurgiu-Russe and Calarasi-Oryahovo.

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by Sturm78 » 12 Dec 2020 12:53

Thanks for your adittional information to put the images in context, ayovtshev .. :wink:

Here, another image from Ebay: Schlauchboot

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by Sturm78 » 15 Dec 2020 21:38

Hi all,

An image (from Ebay) of the same photo serie posted here on 10 Dec 2020.

Is the rear part of the bridge assembled with schweres Brückengerät material ? :?

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by SIS 5 » 19 Dec 2020 10:19

Hi Sturm 78,

Yes it is. It was assembled wit the material of the "S-Brücke" (schwere Schiffsbrücke). Here a good pic of this bridge building material together with a Faun-crane. And maybe it is interesting for You some informations about the "S-Brücke".

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by Sturm78 » 19 Dec 2020 11:39

Thanks, Bert...There are not much images of this material to can compare....althought the rear part of the bridge of my image it still seems strange to me.... :roll:

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by SIS 5 » 20 Dec 2020 23:41

Hi Sturm 78,

a very interesting question. Unfortunately I have no idea, what type of bridge building material is there at the rear part of the bridge of Your image.

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by Sturm78 » 22 Dec 2020 22:02

Hi all,

Here, another image from Ebay of the same bridge material....

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by Sturm78 » 27 Dec 2020 16:14

Hi all,

Two images from Ebay:

Image 1: pontoon outboard engine. Any information about the manufacturer and power of these engines ?
Image 2: I am not sure about his pontoon bridge. Any idea ? :?

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by SIS 5 » 29 Dec 2020 00:15

Hi Sturm 78,

unfortunately I cannot give You an answer to the first question (image 1) about the pontoon outboard engine. I haven´t found any information about this engine, neither about the manufacturer nor the power of it.
The pontoon bridge on image 2 is a pontoon bridge made with Romanian bridge building material. Here a pic of such a pontoon bridge: Romanian soldiers and horses crossing the river Dniestr in the Ukraine. Source of the pic: https://acmrrag.ro/wp-content/uploads/2 ... onieri.pdf

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by Sturm78 » 29 Dec 2020 22:14

Hi Bert,

Thanks a lot for your answer. The document about the Romanian pontoon troops is very interesting despite having to use a translator to read it.
A pity the small size of the images and the poor technical information about the bridge materials...

In the document is talked about a Romanian indigenous model designated M.A.N.

Do you think that the bridge of my image correspond to this model ?

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by SIS 5 » 04 Jan 2021 19:27

Hi Sturm 78,

first I wish You a Happy New Year, and a better year 2021 than 2020.
To Your reply about the Romanian bridge building material:
You are right, it´s a pity, that the images of the Romanian document are of such a small size and poor quality. Here two better pics of this material used by Italian trucks (source: luce archive).
But to be able to give an answer to You I must try to translate this document. Please, be patient with me and wait a little bit.

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by SIS 5 » 06 Jan 2021 14:38

Hi Sturm 78,

in the meantime I could translate the document about the Romanian pontoon troops. You are right, this must be the Romanian bridge building material with the name M.A.N., introduced at the end of 1936 with a metallic superstructure and wooden planking for a load capacity up to 16 tons.
Here another pic of such a pontoon bridge (source: luce archive).
There is a photo documentary about the Rumanian bridge building troops ("Evolutia trupelor de pontonieri in armata Romana - fotodocumentar" by Colonel Marian Gargaz). I´m sure it would be a pleasure to have a look into this book.

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by Sturm78 » 07 Jan 2021 21:38

Thank you very much for your additional image, Bert :wink:

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by Sturm78 » 12 Jan 2021 16:32

Hi all,

An image from Ebay: Brückengerät (t)

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Re: Pontoon Bridges and assault boats

Post by Sturm78 » 18 Jan 2021 20:36

Hi all,

Two images from Ebay:

About the image 1 I think Austrian equipment, probably

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