Pontoon Bridge Model

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Pontoon Bridge Model

Post by jrlatt » Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:45 pm

Hello

I have some pictures of a Pontoon Bridge Model. This is my first time posting links. Try it and see if it works.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/SbdZkE9mBWcRbHGZ6

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Re: Pontoon Bridge Model

Post by YLG80 » Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:42 pm

Beautiful giant model and nice job!
Thank you for sharing the photos.
I have a photo of a pontoon bridge like that, taken by my father crossing the Rhein in bren carriers, early in 1945.
He was volunteer attached to the 3rd Army.
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Re: Pontoon Bridge Model

Post by jrlatt » Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:52 am

If you can post the picture. I am trying to find out more info on it. I believe it was purchased from surplus in 1980 plus or minus a few years.

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Re: Pontoon Bridge Model

Post by YLG80 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:15 am

You can find many photos of the Remagen Bridge on Internet, like this one.
https://warfarehistorynetwork.com/daily ... t-remagen/

There was another bridge like that between the Alsace and Germany.
http://archives.ecpad.fr/avance-de-la-2 ... de-dachau/

And likely others built by the British army between Holland and Germany.

Do you know the scale of your model.
Would it fit with jeeps, trucks or tanks models? That would be a nice scenery.
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Re: Pontoon Bridge Model

Post by Ben Dover » Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:17 am

These and similar Training Aids showed up with some regularity thru DRMO a number of years ago. I always wanted the one for the Bailey Bridge. The sets were packed in huge trunks. I crossed over the Chatahoochi at Ft Benning on a bridge like this.
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