Two video episodes of the M60A1 Armored Vehicle Landing Bridge (AVLB) during loading and preparing a bridge laying vehicle and practicing the deployment of its 60 foot scissor-type bridge span.
Designed to quickly move heavy military wheeled and tracked vehicles over unstable or hazardous terrain the AVLB consists of three major sections: the launcher, the vehicle hull, and the bridge. The scissors-type bridge weights over 13 000 kg, is made of aluminum and can be deployed under armor protection in 3 to 10 minutes, and retrieved and stowed in 10 minutes to an hour depending on terrain. The M60 AVLB or Armored Vehicle Launched Bridge was introduced in 1963.
00:00 – Preparing a bridge laying vehicle for an upcoming mission.
02:38 – Breach exercise (1.5x Speed)
Credits: U.S. Marine Corps video by Cpl. John McCall, U.S. Army video by Spc. Austin Stein
Thumbnail Credit: U.S. Army photo by Spc. John Russell
The appearance of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement.
Derivative works: Military Archive
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