PMP Floating Bridge

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Hungarian PMP Pontoon Bridge, that crosses the Sava river at Slavonski Brod, Croatia, 1996.
Four pontoon elements

The PMP Floating Bridge is a type of mobile pontoon bridge designed by the Soviet Union during World War II. The bridge's design enables for a quick assembly of its parts.[1] It has a carrying capacity of 60 tons.[1] The bridge was originally mounted on a Kr AZ-214, but later transferred to a Kr AZ-255.[2] During the process of its deployment, a truck carrying the bridge is backed alongside the edge of a body of water. The bridge is then rolled off where it unfolds automatically. The bridge spans 390 metres with 32 river pontoons, 12 bridging boats and four shore pontoons.[3]

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  1. ^ a b DIANE Publishing Company (2004), Handbook On Soviet Ground Forces, DIANE Publishing, ISBN 978-0-7881-3259-9
  2. ^ Tanks and armored fighting vehicles : visual encyclopedia. New York, N.Y.: Chartwell Books. 2012. p. 337. ISBN 9780785829263. OCLC 785874088.
  3. ^ Floating bridge Archived 2011-06-08 at the Wayback Machine.