In cooperation with a well-known manufacturer, we present an improved model of this vehicle in a new edition & with new parts.
Improvements & Changes:
The hull and the engine deck of the M48A2 are used.
A new laying boom (early version) was constructed.
These options are included:
The „Brückenleger M48“ was the standard bridge laying tank of the Bundeswehr, originally made in the USA, before phased out in the 1970s for the „Biber“.
The base was the armored hull of the M48 with six roadwheels and a rubber-padded steel track.
The two fuel tanks together held around 1300 liters of gasoline.
The vehicle was equipped with a 250 cm³ auxiliary engine for battery charging and heating.
A plate covered the opening of the original turret and cupolas were attached to the left and right for the driver and the commander.
The M48 Brückenleger was the heaviest and the only vehicle of the Bundeswehr that could only be driven with a class F4 driving license.
The almost 20m long folding bridge was laid or picked up with a total of four hydraulic cylinders. One after the other, the erecting cylinder and the laying cylinder as well as the folding
cylinder of the bridge were actuated parallel for laying the bridge (or picking up and folding in).
The bridge could be laid up to 19% up and down and with a cross slope of up to 8%.
For rail transport and also for transport on the low-loader trailer (15 t), the bridge could be stored completely folded.
The crossing speed over the bridge was about 4 km/h, but up to 20 km/h was possible in practice.
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