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Re: Id. US equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 13 May 2019 21:05

Hi all,

Does somebody know the official US designation for this rubber raft bridge ?

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Re: Id. US equipment

Post by ROLAND1369 » 14 May 2019 17:57

Pneumatic-Ponton-Bridge-M3. TM 5-275.

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Post by Sturm78 » 14 May 2019 19:48

ROLAND1369 wrote
Pneumatic-Ponton-Bridge-M3. TM 5-275.
Thanks you very much for your help, ROLAND1369.
You are an inexhaustible source of information... :)

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Re: Id. US equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 08 Jun 2019 13:57

Hi all,

M3 or M4 US gas masks ??

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Re: Id. US equipment

Post by ROLAND1369 » 08 Jun 2019 14:41

Mask with service faceplate M2A1. Ref TM 3-205, THE GAS MASK, Pg 17[attachment=0]m2a1 mask.jpg, Oct 9, 1941.
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Post by Sturm78 » 09 Jun 2019 10:18

ROLAND1369 wrote
Mask with service faceplate M2A1. Ref TM 3-205, THE GAS MASK, Pg 17[attachment=0]m2a1 mask.jpg, Oct 9, 1941.
Ummmhhh...It is possible that you are right. Perhaps the soldier to the left wear a M2A1 and the other two soldiers a M2A2 althought the M3 gas mask seem very similar to the M2A2.... :?

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Re: Id. US equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 03 Jan 2020 15:31

Hi all,

Two images from Ebay:

Image 1: M1938 Footbridge ??
Image 2: Any idea about this pontoon brisge ??

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Re: Id. US equipment

Post by ROLAND1369 » 03 Jan 2020 15:54

No 1 is correct. The second is the "25 ton Pontoon bridge M 1940." Reference TM 9-273.

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Post by Richard Anderson » 03 Jan 2020 16:17

ROLAND1369 wrote:
03 Jan 2020 15:54
No 1 is correct. The second is the "25 ton Pontoon bridge M 1940." Reference TM 9-273.
Actually, the second is the lower ponton bridge built over the James River at Deep Bottom in 1865.
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Post by ROLAND1369 » 03 Jan 2020 16:53

Looking at the uniforms I was totally incorrect. You are right. Look back on page 7 at the earlier M1928 there is a remarkable resemblance to th 80 these earlier bridges. Very little progress in design in the intervening 80 years, aside from construction materials that is. Not an excuse just an observation.

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Post by Richard Anderson » 03 Jan 2020 17:04

ROLAND1369 wrote:
03 Jan 2020 16:53
Looking at the uniforms I was totally incorrect. You are right. Look back on page 7 at the earlier M1928 there is a remarkable resemblance to th 80 these earlier bridges. Very little progress in design in the intervening 80 years, aside from construction materials that is. Not an excuse just an observation.
Yep, I had to look twice too to confirm. :D
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Re: Id. US equipment

Post by Carl Schwamberger » 04 Jan 2020 17:44

ROLAND1369 wrote:
03 Jan 2020 16:53
Looking at the uniforms I was totally incorrect. You are right. Look back on page 7 at the earlier M1928 there is a remarkable resemblance to th 80 these earlier bridges. Very little progress in design in the intervening 80 years, aside from construction materials that is. Not an excuse just an observation.
A example of technology maturing. This one may have matured in the Roman, or even the Sumerian era. You can vary the materials, but the basic engineering of a pontoon bridge was worked out 2-3 millennia ago.

Trousers vs skirts and leggings may be the largest technology difference between the James River photo and something Cesars legions had on the Loire or Thames rivers.

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Post by Sturm78 » 04 Jan 2020 17:53

ROLAND1369 wrote
No 1 is correct. The second is the "25 ton Pontoon bridge M 1940." Reference TM 9-273.
Richard Anderson wrote
Actually, the second is the lower ponton bridge built over the James River at Deep Bottom in 1865.
Thanks for your answers

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Re: Id. US equipment

Post by R Leonard » 05 Jan 2020 05:50

Deep Bottom, Henrico County / Turkey Island, Chesterfield County, hmmmm, a whole 10.5 miles, straight-line, from where I sit at this moment.

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Post by Richard Anderson » 05 Jan 2020 20:57

R Leonard wrote:
05 Jan 2020 05:50
Deep Bottom, Henrico County / Turkey Island, Chesterfield County, hmmmm, a whole 10.5 miles, straight-line, from where I sit at this moment.

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Yep. Used to wander down there now and then when I lived and worked in Newport News. Now I am slightly farther away. :D
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