Israeli forces on Thursday (14 October) gave a demonstration of a new "bridge layer" tank.?
GV Bridge-layer tank
GV Tank advancing
GV & CU Bridge being laid over ravine (3 shots)
SV Bridge-layer pulls away from bridge
GV & SV Tanks over bridge (4 shots)
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Background: Israeli forces on Thursday (14 October) gave a demonstration of a new "bridge layer" tank. The tank, a special version of an American Patton type, is turretless. Instead of a large cannon, this tank carries a large scissor-bridge, activated by hydraulic pistons.
The two-men crew, consisting of commander and driver, can lay the bridge across a ravine in two or three minutes.