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Modern French Modular Assault Bridge
HermannB
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Bayern, Germany
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Posted: Saturday, December 19, 2015 - 12:26 PM UTC
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_k6HqQBOxA
pascalbausset
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Moselle, France
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Posted: Saturday, December 19, 2015 - 03:06 PM UTC
Thanks HH. His name SPRAT. I've seen it in real several time,very impressive !!
Some pictures from open day; Only one regiment have them : 13ième Regiment du Génie. Valdahon, France


HermannB
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Posted: Saturday, December 19, 2015 - 03:45 PM UTC
Question is: Can a company that brings a SCUD launcher also do the SPRAT. BTW SPRAT transfers into
Systeme de Pose RApide de Travures
grunt136mike
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Posted: Saturday, December 19, 2015 - 10:58 PM UTC
Hi;

Interesting Vehicle !! -- But I Rather Dought if there would be that much Call for it in plastic kit form, maybe in 1/72 but not in 1/35 !

CHEERS; MIKE.
chnoone
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Armed Forces Europe, United States
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Posted: Sunday, December 20, 2015 - 04:30 AM UTC
Neat piece of kit the French got there ... is it capable of taking on M1s and Leo2s ? Wiki states 70 ton, that's if my French doesn't betray me.
And a kit of that thing would seriously have my full attention.

Cheers
Christopher
pascalbausset
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Posted: Sunday, December 20, 2015 - 05:49 AM UTC
Chris,
First thing, never believe wiki for tyechnical datas ad many other things.
But take a look on serious documentations : http://www.cnim.com/en/modular-assault-bridge-pta.aspx
Or :
http://www.armyrecognition.com/french_army_france_wheeled_armoured_vehicle_uk/sprat_pta_modular_fast_bridge_launcher_truck_10x10_technical_data_sheet_specifications_pictures.html

SPRAT is a MLC 80 class bridge so it can support 80 tons (Europeans tons, not US tons).
No problem for the Abrams or Leo
2805662
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Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Posted: Sunday, December 20, 2015 - 07:48 AM UTC

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SPRAT is a MLC 80 class bridge so it can support 80 tons (Europeans tons, not US tons).
No problem for the Abrams or Leo



Pascal,

Pretty sure MLC doesn't work like that (ie. straight number = mass in metric tonnes). From memory, it's dependant on whether the vehicle is wheeled or tracked and is a percentage of the weight in short (ie US) tons. STANAG 2021 governs it (again IIRC).

Greg
HermannB
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Posted: Sunday, December 20, 2015 - 12:39 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Hi;

Interesting Vehicle !! -- But I Rather Dought if there would be that much Call for it in plastic kit form, maybe in 1/72 but not in 1/35 !

CHEERS; MIKE.



I came across the SPRAT via Model Miniatures Flickr account. Maybe Julie Ludmann is keen on releasing the S
PRAT in 1/72?
bison126
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Correze, France
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Posted: Sunday, December 20, 2015 - 02:04 PM UTC

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Pascal,

Pretty sure MLC doesn't work like that (ie. straight number = mass in metric tonnes). From memory, it's dependant on whether the vehicle is wheeled or tracked and is a percentage of the weight in short (ie US) tons. STANAG 2021 governs it (again IIRC).

Greg



Greg's right. MLC is not the vehicle weight.
Concerning the original question, M1s and Leo2s are not more than MLC 70 if I'm correct so they could utilize the SPRAT bridges.