M3




 
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January 12th, 2005  
AlexKall
 

Topic: M3


I just love this german amphibious.. rig.. boad.. truck.. bridge? Err, what ever it may be called!!

http://www.army.mod.uk/equipment/ese/ese_m3ar.htm

Saw it on discovery yesterday, and its just awsome. they took 8 of those and formed a bridge in just 9 minutes. 2 of those can be put togather to form a ferry, taking a Leopard 2. They are driven by a hydra jet (is that correct?) and can turn 360 degrees (well, round and around and around and so on, what i ment is that it can turn like a tank, but in the water), really fast!!

Its my new favorite military craft

In german:

http://www.panzerbaer.de/helper/bw_amphfz_m3.htm

Some nice images if you do not understand german


EDIT: don't really know if its a german design or if its a british design
EDIT2: Aparently made in Germany
January 12th, 2005  
CABAL
 
 
The equipment shown above are used for amphibious operations, if not, quite possibly for crossing large lakes, rivers, crossing one land mass to another.

The original design is I believe is British.
January 12th, 2005  
AlexKall
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cabal
The equipment shown above are used for amphibious operations, if not, quite possibly for crossing large lakes, rivers, crossing one land mass to another.

The original design is I believe is British.
Yes, and ah. And well its still a damn cool thing!
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January 12th, 2005  
CABAL
 
 
Yes, I was quite amazed of the effeciency and the practical use. It is a very important asset for the German Army in the battlefield. However, there are people who don't share my beliefs.
January 13th, 2005  
AlexKall
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cabal
Yes, I was quite amazed of the effeciency and the practical use. It is a very important asset for the German Army in the battlefield. However, there are people who don't share my beliefs.
I wish that Sweden would buy a dussin of those