EXPERIMENTAL MODEL, MARGINAL-TERRAIN ASSAULT BRIDGE AND ARMORED PERSONNEL CARRIER TRANSPORTER AND LAUNCHER
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ARMY MOBILITY EQUIPMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMAND FORT BELVOIR VA
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This report presents information on an experimental model of a lightweight, short-span, marginal-terrain assault bridge and transporting launcher. The model tested was a 33-foot bridge span which is transported and launched by an M-113 Armored Personnel Carrier. The bridge was designed to carry up to Class 15 wheeled or tracked loads across wet or dry gaps up to its full 36-foot length. The launcher was designed to accompany an armored column through marginal terrain and to place the bridge when needed. The results of this test of the experimental model shows that the basic concept of a light-weight, short-span, highly mobile assault bridge is valid.
- Civil Engineering
- Surface Transportation and Equipment