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Re: Bridges & Equipment of an Engineering Regiment
« Reply #75 on: April 08, 2009, 22:11:31 »
Of course, these logs can be pimped up - painted up with regimental colours
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Re: Bridges & Equipment of an Engineering Regiment
« Reply #76 on: April 08, 2009, 22:38:12 »
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.


Yes. He said if somebody doesn't carry their 100 lbs worth then either somebody else has to pick up the slack or it doesn't move. Also, he said that everybody has to move at the same time/direction or it doesn't work.

Here is a bridge building video...

http://www.army.forces.gc.ca/lf/English/6_1_1_1.asp?FlashEnabled=1&id=2338
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Re: Bridges & Equipment of an Engineering Regiment
« Reply #77 on: April 08, 2009, 23:13:22 »
Of course, these logs can be pimped up - painted up with regimental colours

It's better than bad it's good.

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Re: Bridges & Equipment of an Engineering Regiment
« Reply #78 on: April 09, 2009, 01:11:53 »
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.


End Taper Panel is roughly 600lbs
Top Panel is roughly 350lbs
Bottom Panel is roughly 400lbs
The panel pins are around 22lbs

Cant remember what the bankseat beams weighed.

IIRC

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Re: Bridges & Equipment of an Engineering Regiment
« Reply #79 on: April 09, 2009, 07:41:46 »
Bankseat beam..... +/- 570 Lbs
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Re: Breaching Operations & Equipment
« Reply #80 on: November 22, 2009, 02:11:25 »
As an aside, have any of you ever driven/see any vehicle cross over the MGB (and isn't it a class 60 bridge max?)? I'd imagine it must be one scary  thing to do. How many (wheeled) vehicles can cross over it anyway (in its class 60 configuration)?  In ... errr.... 8 years of messing about with it,  I never saw a single vehicle cross over  it - a ruined back, ruined shoulders and never the satisfaction of seeing a purpose for the effort.  Maybe it's time to return to service the American 'Class 60 Over Bridge' (the one under the Sherman tank (or was it the Centurion?) that used to be in long gone and still lamented CFB  Chilliwack: By the way,  Are those monuments/tanks in Edmonton now, and does anyone know the history behind them - (I can remember the Sherman being on the Carl Gustav range in 1977 and the Centurions being in a vehicle dump in CFB Wainwright)).
     if it takes 7 months to become a skilled operator of a bridging tank, then maybe someone somewhere should persuade someone of the necessity to retain the skills (time to have an open house and time to invite in a few journalists to see a demonstration... but ummm.... i guess that career-wise that would be suicidal).

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Re: Re: Breaching Operations & Equipment
« Reply #81 on: November 22, 2009, 02:27:44 »
Jack, your memory must be fritzing.  Every bridge I ever built on a gallop (not dry training on base) was trafficed.  The build wasn't considered done till the bridge was crossed.  120' span junction MGB is mlc 60, I believe link reinforced is mlc 70. 10 years since I built a double story single span MGB, and that was in the 1CER compound in Edmonton, so I'm a little rusty on my facts.  3 months to make an Armoured Engineer, not including D&M.
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Re: Bridges & Equipment of an Engineering Regiment
« Reply #82 on: November 22, 2009, 10:02:55 »
Well, the rumours have it that MGB is also done.
We had effectively lost our EOD capability but re-learned it once the need came back in Afghanistan, so the branch has decided this demonstrates we can re-establish (on demand) capabilities that were cut when the demand was low.

... of course, the Air Force and Navy had kept the EOD capability and were available to re-teach the Army for Afghanistan.

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Re: Bridges & Equipment of an Engineering Regiment
« Reply #83 on: November 22, 2009, 12:51:20 »
What is going to replace the MGB?

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Re: Bridges & Equipment of an Engineering Regiment
« Reply #84 on: November 22, 2009, 13:14:06 »
Without bridging assets, how are Military Engineers going to maintain mobility  or Line of Communications for our BGs ? I think we are losing a pretty key capability that can not be recovered anytime soon. The highways department in Sask cut their Bridge Branch decades ago and many of the highways suffered as the private sector supposedly picked up the slack. Instead of roads being capable in a timely fashion it now takes several months to effectively get across any significant gap. Of course they build NSB like structures or substutute culverts which wash out during the next 10 yr flood event.

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Re: Bridges & Equipment of an Engineering Regiment
« Reply #85 on: November 23, 2009, 12:41:07 »
Hey Kat! Of course my memory is fritzing. I teach English in Poland - how can it not? It's not just the memory either.
     Seriously though, isn't 'aid to civil power' one of the roles of the military? So what can engineer units bring to the table - some  EOD work, the diving section, bridging, water supply, trained heavy equipment operators and trained and organized labour. Therefore it could be pointed out to the government the crucial need for modern rapid bridging materials in the event of natural disaster. Maybe a deal could be swung with provincial authorities for a stockpile of bridging materials (Acrow) and practice time for engineer units to train in their assembly (after-all, it could be pointed out that votes might be lost if aid is not gotten to people in time).

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Re: Bridges & Equipment of an Engineering Regiment
« Reply #86 on: November 24, 2009, 17:04:45 »
What is going to replace the MGB?
Nothing.

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Re: Bridges & Equipment of an Engineering Regiment
« Reply #88 on: November 19, 2015, 11:25:28 »
speaking of bridging, this is interesting


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Re: Bridges & Equipment of an Engineering Regiment
« Reply #89 on: November 19, 2015, 11:29:10 »
speaking of bridging, this is interesting



Recycling at its best.  Not for the claustrophobic, but a cure for those who are afraid of heights when on high level crossings.  Nice replacement for any covered bridge that may have been 'torched' by vandals.
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