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A new word in the military crossing: civilian modular platforms in the service of the Malaysian army

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In March of this year, the Malaysian army held exercises, during which the 10th brigade was crossing the river.


The purpose of these maneuvers is to check the level of readiness of the available equipment necessary for the crossing of troops

- stated in the connection.

As part of the maneuvers, the troops worked out reaching the coast, seizing a bridgehead on the opposite side and guiding crossings of two types - for military equipment and infantry. Armored vehicles were transported in a standard way - on standard small-sized army pontoons, which were propelled by motor boats. At the same time, when the infantry crossed to the other side, non-traditional means for the army were used, which were used in civilian life.

According to information announced by the 10th Brigade, the new equipment for the crossing has received the designation "Portable Floating Platform" (PFP). Perhaps the Malaysian military assumes that each of the "cubes" is carried by a separate fighter, making this type of crossing available to non-motorized infantry. As indicated on the website of one of the manufacturers of these CUBISYSTEM products, the weight of each of them is 11 kg; they are connected using special bolts; side mounts withstand 3 tons of thrust.

Judging by the photographs posted by the 10th brigade, setting up the crossing from the floating "cubes" is a rather time-consuming process. In this regard, it is difficult to say how justified the new word in a military crossing is. Moreover, if we compare the PFP with typical prefabricated prefabricated pontoon structures for military purposes. However, the Malaysian army will decide whether to use civilian modular platforms in military service.




Photos used:
Malaysian Ministry of Defense website
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  1. svp67
    svp67 30 March 2021 05: 37
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    Interesting topic. I would also like to know its carrying capacity ...
    And so As indicated on the website of one of the manufacturers of these CUBISYSTEM products, the weight of each of them is 11 kg; they are connected using special bolts; side mounts withstand 3 tons of thrust.
    If the fasteners can withstand 3 tons, then a pair of such "threads" can be used to overtake passenger cars
    The cubic system measures 68 cm by 68 cm by 40 cm and weighs approximately 11 kg. It has buoyancy of the following dimensions,
    385kg / m2 with one row
    755 kg / m2 with two rows
    1,125 kg / m2 with three rows
    1. Professor
      Professor 30 March 2021 06: 19
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      Quote: svp67
      If the fasteners can withstand 3 tons, then a pair of such "threads" can be used to overtake passenger cars

      No, this means that the structure can be pulled with an effort of up to 3 tons, otherwise the loops will come off.
      1. svp67
        svp67 30 March 2021 07: 05
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        Quote: Professor
        No, this means that the structure can be pulled with an effort of up to 3 tons, otherwise the hinges will come off

        That's right, we fix these "threads" on both banks and a car weighing 1,5 tons of fastening will withstand
        1. Professor
          Professor 30 March 2021 07: 14
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          Quote: svp67
          Quote: Professor
          No, this means that the structure can be pulled with an effort of up to 3 tons, otherwise the hinges will come off

          That's right, we fix these "threads" on both banks and a car weighing 1,5 tons of fastening will withstand

          No. This is not a suspension bridge and no stretch marks will ensure the crossing of the vehicle. For example, what is the specific pressure per cell, what is the stability of the bridge?
          This bridge is for an infantry crossing and by the way is not a bad solution for a pedestrian bridge. Just add the railings.
          1. svp67
            svp67 30 March 2021 07: 17
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            Quote: Professor
            No. This is not a hanging mos

            And no one, at the expense of the suspended one, does not speak. Semi-suspended. I gave above there the data on the carrying capacity afloat from their website. 3-cell provides 1.125 kg per square meter, and 2-cell - 755 kg, even 2-cell provides the passage of a passenger car afloat
            1. Shurik70
              Shurik70 30 March 2021 07: 41
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              Quote: svp67
              I would also like to know its carrying capacity ...

              What is the carrying capacity?
              It's a PEDESTRIAN MODULAR bridge.
              Practically, it is a prefabricated raft.
              And the carrying capacity of the raft depends solely on its size.
              It will be required - they will increase the width of the bridge, respectively, and the carrying capacity will increase.

              If it did not interfere with shipping, it would be possible to apply such everywhere. Probably, a pontoon made of blanks of foamy plastic is not more expensive than a steel pontoon, but lasts longer. Especially if you also make a wear-resistant flooring on top. And it is much easier to transport such, in contrast to steel pontoons, any truck will do.
              1. svp67
                svp67 30 March 2021 14: 14
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                Quote: Shurik70
                It's a PEDESTRIAN MODULAR bridge.
                Practically, it is a prefabricated raft.

                Yes, but they have ways to use it on their website, both as a floating pier and as a floating helipad.
            2. Professor
              Professor 30 March 2021 07: 45
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              Quote: svp67
              Quote: Professor
              No. This is not a hanging mos

              And no one, at the expense of the suspended one, does not speak. Semi-suspended. I gave above there the data on the carrying capacity afloat from their website. 3-cell provides 1.125 kg per square meter, and 2-cell - 755 kg, even 2-cell provides the passage of a passenger car afloat

              And you try to stand up to full height on an inflatable mattress. Can't resist? Why? After all, the performance characteristics of the mattress say that it will hold you.

              PS
              We have caught one of your compatriots who tried to bypass the border guards to flee to Cyprus. He built the raft mostly from XNUMX liter plastic bottles and larger bottles. He even wanted to take away the scooter on the raft. It's good that this kamikaze was caught right off the coast.
              This I mean that everything must be crushed for its intended purpose. A pedestrian bridge for pedestrians, and a plastic bottle for water.
              1. svp67
                svp67 30 March 2021 14: 16
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                Quote: Professor
                And you try to stand up to full height on an inflatable mattress. Can't resist? Why? After all, the performance characteristics of the mattress say that it will hold you.

                And for stability, I will tie it well to the shore, from both ends, and not only can I resist, but I can also walk on it,
                1. Professor
                  Professor 30 March 2021 15: 57
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                  Quote: svp67
                  And for stability, I will tie it well to the shore, from both ends, and not only can I resist, but I can also walk on it,

                  You cannot if there is no solid support under it. Specific pressure ....
                  1. svp67
                    svp67 30 March 2021 16: 07
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                    Quote: Professor
                    You cannot if there is no solid support under it. Specific pressure ....

                    It depends on how the cables are stretched, but in the matter of this "Lego-bridge" such a problem does not exist, it is quite tough
    2. Runway
      Runway 30 March 2021 06: 36
      +2
      Weight of "cube" = weight of "zinc". Carrying a "suitcase" on the ridge, and even over rough and overgrown terrain, to the detriment of a soldier's payload is a dubious decision.
      A platoon of "porters" is dragging footbridges with a length of 20 meters (one "line", the distance at the crossing is 4-5 meters and carefully so that everyone does not gurgle).
      Why is it better than a line thrower and a rope-eight (50-75 meters) - xs.
      1. Eugene-Eugene
        30 March 2021 06: 44
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        Hypothetically: the advance group, bypassing the enemy positions, builds a bridge over which the horde will run afterwards, going out into the operational space. This is more for quasi-formations, apparently the same Houthis, for example.
        PS. Although it is probably easier to make a hinged crossing from ropes and boards.
        1. svp67
          svp67 30 March 2021 07: 07
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          Quote: Eugene-Eugene
          Hypothetically

          No, such "bridges" are already for the main forces, that is, when the bridgehead is captured with the help of assault means, and this is while the engineering units are preparing
  2. Walking
    Walking 30 March 2021 05: 50
    +2
    Probably the most important thing for Malays is cheapness.
    1. Vladimir_2U
      Vladimir_2U 30 March 2021 06: 53
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      Quote: Hiking
      Probably the most important thing for Malays is cheapness.

      Because they clearly do not care about the speed of assembly and guidance of the crossing! wink
  3. Andrey Korotkov
    Andrey Korotkov 30 March 2021 09: 44
    +2
    My opinion is that the Malays are wise. Maybe experimental development Может
    1. ProkletyiPirat
      ProkletyiPirat 6 May 2021 00: 03
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      Nope, this is not a military development at all, these are pontoon cubes for civilian berths, they are mainly used on rivers / lakes, sometimes as a temporary option in the seas / oceans, they are also used to assemble various water attractions ..