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Archeopteryx Inactive Member22 Nov 2014 7:31 a.m. PST

Looking for one for Eastern Front '41-42. Any ideas?

VonTed22 Nov 2014 8:28 a.m. PST

I think command decision did some?

(maybe this is what I am thinking of: link )

Broglie Inactive Member22 Nov 2014 4:45 p.m. PST

What about Baueda Click here link

Yesthatphil Inactive Member22 Nov 2014 5:46 p.m. PST

The Germans used inflatables for foot bridges (I like the Baueda bridge) but if you are looking for vehicle crossings they would be over boats square ended pontoons but in the early years they were also using pontoons with tapered bows.

The best I could do was make my own … bridging unit

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The decks were of planking but of course the bridge should have railings* but I didn't put them on as it kind of limits what bases of troops/equipment will fit on

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(Early war scene from an Operational Game)

Hope that helps …

Phil
*German pontoon bridges had sides, Russian ones usually did not …

Archeopteryx Inactive Member23 Nov 2014 12:24 a.m. PST

Phil thanks for the inspiration. I placed an order with Baueda a month or so back and bought their wonderful wooden bridge, but as far as I can see the pontoon is a later war US model (the inflatables are good, but the decking is very US style). I have seen both inflatables and the punt style pontoons on footage and photos, and I guess I'll have a go at making them myself. Thanks everyone.

Leadgend23 Nov 2014 9:23 p.m. PST

Battlefield Accessories makes pontoon bridges with either inflatable boats or wooden punts. link

Personal logo bauedawargames Sponsoring Member of TMP03 Mar 2017 8:58 a.m. PST

Archeopteryx and all,

wooden barge pontoon bridge is now available here:

baueda.com/urb1.html#15BRA

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wargamer606 Mar 2017 10:34 a.m. PST

Like these only scratch built .

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