Pz II Bridge-layer

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Re: Pz II Bridge-layer

Postby tigre » 23 Jan 2016 23:22

Hello to all :D; something more........................

Brückenleger in action.

Sources: in the picture.

Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
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Re: Pz II Bridge-layer

Postby Luftflotte2 » 06 Feb 2016 21:34

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Re: Pz II Bridge-layer

Postby tigre » 09 Feb 2016 16:58

Hello to all :D; something more........................

Brückenleger II in action!

AFAIK the panzer Abteilungen that equipped the German light divisions in the Polish campaign carried for trials a Recce Platoon (Pz Kw II Ausf. D/E) and one Sappers Platoon which had the brückenleger II. The Recce Platoon was fruitful according to after action reports, but the Sappers Platoon received some criticism and was seen as unnecessary; an after action report of Pz Abt 66 (2. Le Div) clarified that the few times that the element was used to support the advance of the tanks (cleaning minefields and laying bridges) did not justify the detachment had its own engineers.

Sources: http://odkrywca.pl/panzer-1939-czesc-12,701119.html
Panzertruppen - The Complete Guide to the Creation & Combat Employment of Germany's Tank Force from 1933 to 1942.

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Re: Pz II Bridge-layer

Postby Luftflotte2 » 15 Feb 2016 18:11

A reproduction photo.
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Re: Pz II Bridge-layer

Postby tigre » 10 Sep 2016 18:18

Hello to all :D; something more........................

Brückenleger II in action!

In 1939, and taking into account, the low effectiveness of the Brückenleger I, 3 vehicles Brückenleger II were manufactured for testing. The superstructure was built by Magirus. The vehicles saw service during the Polish campaign.

Sources: http://www.ebay.de/itm/Foto-Panzer-II-2 ... 2115ac732d.

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Re: Pz II Bridge-layer

Postby fliegerhorst » 15 Aug 2017 05:52

Hello. I see you mention superstructure built by magirus. I can imagine you read this out of encyclopedia or WWII tanks etc. As I have contacted magirus through a contact In Germany and they have no such records of bruckenleger production/modifications. I have spent about 10 years collecting photos on german bruckenleger of which I don't manage to obtain all but I do believe that from the installation review of pictures that some of these are field modifications and in the panzer II specifically the 3 seeing service in in Poland where not done by Marigus but another firm.

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Re: Pz II Bridge-layer

Postby tigre » 20 Aug 2017 13:08

Hello fliegerhorst :D; yes, I did not contact the factory and I have not expertise on this matter as you have (
I have spent about 10 years collecting photos on german bruckenleger
) so thanks for that piece of info :wink:. Cheers. Raúl M 8-).

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Re: Pz II Bridge-layer

Postby Denniss » 28 Aug 2017 21:32

According to PanzerTracts 2-3 three Ausf A with soft-steel superstructure were to be rebuilt as bridge layers using standard tank steel. Krupp was responsible for rebuilding the superstructure, probably also for completing the vehicles with bridging equipment (very short section in the book).


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