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#1 Posted at 2011-07-04 18:41        
     
I am Requesting the M60A1 Armored vehicle lift bridge.

With the recent updated version of Helmand Valley, and the mission that I created, it would be complete if I had this added in the mission. For example, one of the missions requires the team to move from one area to the other, but there is a river/ stream blocking your way. Now there is a single man bridge along the way, but the AI always seem to kill my team as we attempt to cross or my soldiers go swimming for 5 seconds and loose their kit along the way, not even a HMMWV can make it across without, taking a crap in the water. This is where I believe a VLB would come in handy. Theres another Island, Panthera I believe, that needs a VLB in it.

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From Wikipedia; An armoured vehicle-launched bridge (AVLB) is a combat support vehicle, sometimes regarded as a subtype of combat engineering vehicle, designed to assist militaries in rapidly deploying tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles across rivers. The AVLB is usually a tracked vehicle converted from a tank chassis to carry a folding metal bridge instead of a turret. The AVLB's job is to allow armoured or infantry units to cross water, when a river too deep for vehicles to wade through is reached, and no bridge is conveniently located (or sufficiently sturdy, a substantial concern when moving 60-ton tanks).
The bridge-layer unfolds and launches its cargo providing a ready made bridge across the obstacle, a process that takes only minutes. Once the span has been put in place, the AVLB detaches itself from the bridge, and moves aside to allow traffic to pass. Once all of the vehicles have moved over, it crosses the bridge itself and reattaches to the bridge on the other side. It then retracts the span ready to move off again. A similar procedure can be employed to allow crossings of small chasms or similar obstructions. AVLBs can carry bridges of 60 feet (19 meters) or greater in length. By using a tank chassis, the bridge-layer is able to cover the same terrain as main battle tanks, and the provision of armour allows them to operate even in the face of enemy fire. However, this is not a universal attribute: some exceptionally sturdy 6x6 or 8x8 truck chassis have lent themselves to bridge-layer applications.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:M6...ing_Bridge.jpg
http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/land/avlb-image1.gif
http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/l...lb-dvic336.jpg

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSZDGlNh3vU

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http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/land/m60a1-avlb.htm

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#2 Posted at 2011-07-05 00:27        
     
There is this that has a MBT in it which can animate to make bridges.
Not the obvious one your after but still....

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#3 Posted at 2011-07-09 03:24        
     
Yeah, it would be awesome but the bridge does NOT deploy. Thanks though.

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