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MTB - Medium Trackway Bridge
 
 
MTB Medium Trackway Bridge light medium data sheet specifications description information intelligence identification pictures photos images Mowag General Dynamics European Land Systems Switzerland Swiss Army defence industry military technology
 
Description

General Dynamics European Land Systems developed a new range of light bridge system, the Medium Trackway Bridge. This new light bridge can be easily transported and launched by a light military vehicle. It is composed of 4 to 8 main elements according to the length of the bridge, which can vary from 4 to 8 meters.The MTB allows crossing of obstacle or river on the battle field, in a very short time and with an immediate availability.

 
Variants
- MTB 2: 2 m effective lenght
- MTB 4
: 4 m effective lenght
- MTB 6: 6 m effective lenght
- MTB 8: 8 m effective lenght
 
Technical Data
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Description

The increased need for a self-sufficient gap-crossing capability for ground forces has lead to the development of the Medium Trackway Bridge (MTB), a aluminium-construction modular lightweight bridge for military and civilian vehicles up to MLC 40 that can be connected to form bridge lengths of 2, 4, 6 or 8 m.
For the installation of the bridge, a launcher system is mounted at the front of an armoured vehicle. A winch is fitted on the top of the launching system which is in charge to deploy the bridge over the obstacle or the river.The launching / retrieving time for a 4 m MTB is approximately 10 minutes with 4 soldiers.

Combat use
The MTB enables tactical vehicles with no or very little gap-crossing capability to enhance their mobility on the battlefield without being reliant on bridging engineer units. This not only increasing their manoeuvrability but also their protection as it allows troops options to detour potential risk areas. The single bridge modules can be transported directly on the vehicle, including light tactical vehicles, and can easily be launched and retrieved on the same vehicle by the crew with a simple adapter. The MTB light bridge can be launched by a 4 t class armoured vehicle. The launcher system has an approximate weight of 90 kg.
 
Specifications
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Type
Medium trackway bridge
Designer Country
Switzerland
Accessories
Self-launching system
MBT 2 Technical Data
Effective length: 2 m
Total length: 3 m
Weight MLC 40: ?
Width: 2.8 m
MBT4 Technical Data
Effective length: 4 m
Total length: 5 m
Weight MLC 40: 540 kg
Width: 2.8 m
Designer Country
Switzerland
Country user
-
Team work
4 soldiers
MBT6 Technical Data
Effective length: 6 m
Total length: 7 m
Weight MLC 40: 783 kg
Width: 2.8 m
MBT8 Technical Data
Effective length: 8 m
Total length: 9 m
Weight MLC 40: 967 kg
Width: 2.8 m
 
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MTB Medium Trackway Bridge light medium data sheet specifications description information intelligence identification pictures photos images Mowag General Dynamics European Land Systems Switzerland Swiss Army defence industry military technology
     
MTB Medium Trackway Bridge light medium data sheet specifications description information intelligence identification pictures photos images Mowag General Dynamics European Land Systems Switzerland Swiss Army defence industry military technology
     
MTB Medium Trackway Bridge light medium data sheet specifications description information intelligence identification pictures photos images Mowag General Dynamics European Land Systems Switzerland Swiss Army defence industry military technology
     
MTB Medium Trackway Bridge light medium data sheet specifications description information intelligence identification pictures photos images Mowag General Dynamics European Land Systems Switzerland Swiss Army defence industry military technology
     
MTB Medium Trackway Bridge light medium data sheet specifications description information intelligence identification pictures photos images Mowag General Dynamics European Land Systems Switzerland Swiss Army defence industry military technology
MTB Medium Trackway Bridge light medium data sheet specifications description information intelligence identification pictures photos images Mowag General Dynamics European Land Systems Switzerland Swiss Army defence industry military technology
Launching possible with different vehicles > 4 t
Crossing civilian - military vehicles up to MLC 40
 
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