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Re: Bridges & Equipment of an Engineering Regiment
« Reply #50 on: September 11, 2005, 18:54:48 »
Earl - you're right - the Gov't procurment office has gone "cheap" more times than I care to think - and then paying top dollar for it :( ... based on the recent purchase of the LAVIII, Coyote, G Wagon, the Nyalah, the MPEV and now the M777 155mm gun I can only presume that we have received some better guidelines in procurment. New men at the top - I think we have a fighting chance

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Re: Bridges & Equipment of an Engineering Regiment
« Reply #51 on: November 06, 2005, 05:16:08 »
hi! Since it's been a while - any news on recent sapper kit or recent changes in kit? What's going on these days in the world of the Canadian sapper?

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Re: Bridges & Equipment of an Engineering Regiment
« Reply #52 on: February 10, 2006, 06:06:14 »
Found this - ironically from the artillery column on this website - i think it will be of interest to current sappers http://www.defensetech.org/archives/cat_bomb_squad.html

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Re: Bridges & Equipment of an Engineering Regiment
« Reply #53 on: February 10, 2006, 09:24:40 »
Interesting
Thanks Jack
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Re: Bridges & Equipment of an Engineering Regiment
« Reply #54 on: February 12, 2006, 04:41:55 »
Hello Geo - Thanks for your thanks - I also spotted this article in the Los Angeles Times: http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-ied12feb12,0,288814.story?track=tottext - a remote controlled functionable -errr - 'bomb destroyer" . Perhaps  a good emergency purchase for the current deployment?

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Re: Bridges & Equipment of an Engineering Regiment
« Reply #55 on: February 12, 2006, 12:42:37 »
Interesting gadget
while the marines seem keen on it, the army appears to want to give the new jammers time to prove themselves.
I can appreceate the poor SOB in the field who keeps getting, every week, some new gadget to "test out" and report on... would probably be mumbling to self saying something about getting their act together and giving him "the" piece of kit he needs... and last week even.
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Re: Bridges & Equipment of an Engineering Regiment
« Reply #56 on: February 13, 2006, 04:50:50 »
Yes I agree with you - but of course if it is explained why and if there is feed-back - something not always the case - then I'm sure the users will comply. I hope the powers-that-be in NDHQ are watching developments (lessons learned?) in Iraq quite closely ( I hope) so that the wheel is not reinvented so to speak... In light of developments in Afghanistan, and Iraq, what issues would you say need working on regarding the Combat Engineering Regiments equipment and functions?

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Re: Bridges & Equipment of an Engineering Regiment
« Reply #57 on: September 27, 2006, 22:14:50 »
With the EHE op right in the front of the battle we need new equipment like the D-9 armoured dozer. Like the IDF and the US Army and Marines are using. If the CF are buying RG-31 Nyalas why not these. We will also need the trucks and trailers to haul them around.



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Re: Bridges & Equipment of an Engineering Regiment
« Reply #58 on: September 27, 2006, 22:21:21 »
Even with the army wanting to retire the Leopard MBT. The Engineers should buy the new AEV 3. We need a breaching veh. So we can support the troops that need it.

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Re: Bridges & Equipment of an Engineering Regiment
« Reply #59 on: September 27, 2006, 23:14:34 »
yeah.... something like the Badger.... just 20 to 30 years more modern
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Re: Bridges & Equipment of an Engineering Regiment
« Reply #60 on: March 18, 2009, 19:14:24 »

I came across this video about the assembly of a Bailey Bridge.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DT6EqszC0gg

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Re: Bridges & Equipment of an Engineering Regiment
« Reply #61 on: March 18, 2009, 19:18:09 »
I came across this video about the assembly of a Bailey Bridge.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DT6EqszC0gg

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Re: Bridges & Equipment of an Engineering Regiment
« Reply #62 on: March 18, 2009, 19:23:29 »
I dont understand the relation between the video and the thread title.

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Re: Bridges & Equipment of an Engineering Regiment
« Reply #63 on: March 18, 2009, 19:34:11 »
I came across this video about the assembly of a Bailey Bridge.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DT6EqszC0gg

Also IIRC no Engineer unit in Canada has Bailey left, they where all used on the Demolition ranges.

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Re: Bridges & Equipment of an Engineering Regiment
« Reply #64 on: March 18, 2009, 20:01:08 »
I dont understand the relation between the video and the thread title.

I am sorry if I over stepped by bounds. Earlier in this thread there was a discussion on Bailey Bridges so I went to YouTube to try and learn more. I found this video and I decided to share it.

I am just trying to educate myself. I ask the moderators to delete the post if it is not suitable and I will stick to lurking.


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« Reply #65 on: March 18, 2009, 20:03:53 »
I am sorry if I over stepped by bounds.

No worries, just was not sure what a video involving civillian workers had to do with Canadian engineer units since the bridge is no longer part of a unit's equipment.

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Re: Bridges & Equipment of an Engineering Regiment
« Reply #66 on: March 18, 2009, 20:10:05 »
If you want to learn, read up on the Acrow Bridge. It replaced the Bailey in our applications.
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Re: Bridges & Equipment of an Engineering Regiment
« Reply #67 on: March 19, 2009, 07:43:17 »
Other than larger & heavier bridge parts, not much of a difference between Acrow & Bailey.... oh yeah, easier to build with cranes & heavy equipment.
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Re: Bridges & Equipment of an Engineering Regiment
« Reply #68 on: April 08, 2009, 01:58:43 »
Yup they used crane's!!!!!!

How many of you young Sapper's out there have built Bailey ?
For me the back buster was transom party !!!!!!

Oh guess what Baily may come back in?

You young lot had better be prepared,she is a cow to build but once you have built your first Bailey bridge you can stand proud because you have built your bridge on muscle power and Sapper power.

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Re: Bridges & Equipment of an Engineering Regiment
« Reply #69 on: April 08, 2009, 07:46:22 »
Wassup Earl?

Has someone suddenly come to the conclusion that Bailey sized bridge parts make a whole lot of sense?

Always felt sad when we used old Bailey parts for demolition training.
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Re: Bridges & Equipment of an Engineering Regiment
« Reply #70 on: April 08, 2009, 10:51:15 »
When I went into talk to the recruiter he said that some pieces of the MGB were 600 lbs and had to be carried by 6 people.

There is still a Bailey Bridge in service in on Old Finch road in Toronto (just north of the zoo). It was built by 2 Field Engineer Regiment after Hurricane Hazel washed out the previous bridge. There is a nice plaque on the east end of the bridge.

I took a few pictures.



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Re: Bridges & Equipment of an Engineering Regiment
« Reply #71 on: April 08, 2009, 11:16:06 »
Oh guess what Baily may come back in?
There is no national effort to bring back Bailey.

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Re: Bridges & Equipment of an Engineering Regiment
« Reply #72 on: April 08, 2009, 20:21:32 »
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When I went into talk to the recruiter he said that some pieces of the MGB were 600 lbs and had to be carried by 6 people.

Pieces like that are perfect for team building.... cause you can't move em on your own and you know that you need everyone's 100% to get the job done.

I have seen some courses where they have a large log assigned to each section.
The log comes with you everywhere & by the time the course is over, everyone knows his/her place on work parties.
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Re: Bridges & Equipment of an Engineering Regiment
« Reply #73 on: April 08, 2009, 20:54:57 »
That's a fantastic idea... I was wondering what I was going to do with a dozen pieces of 8x8 lumber....
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Re: Bridges & Equipment of an Engineering Regiment
« Reply #74 on: April 08, 2009, 21:17:17 »
That's a fantastic idea... I was wondering what I was going to do with a dozen pieces of 8x8 lumber....

We use telephone poles or matured round timber.
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