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BRP-1 (Bruckenlegepanzer Biber)

Country of Origin: Germany


The Bruckenlegepanzer Biber (Beaver), or BRP-1, is an armored bridge-laying vehicle based on the Leopard 1 main battle tank chassis. It can span a gap of up to 65 ft (20 m) in less than two minutes with its 72-ft (22-m) bridge. Gaps of up to 147 ft (45 m) can be spanned using three overlapping brid ges.

The bridge is deployed horizontally on the cantilever principle, eliminating the need to place a boom across the obstacle. This also substantially reduces the silhouette of the...

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