Water Transformers: a new generation of heavy-duty pontoons automated military
heavy equipment crossing the canal
new The first boat
SHEN Zhi Liu Fu Chan Kwok-chuen told reporters
a Yangtze River waters, river rapids, sirens scream.
river bank above the school busy: a single file of vehicles to camouflage vehicles, all in their places; teams of soldiers during the shuttle, ready to go … …
4 In late May, the Guangzhou Military Region, organized a trip of a bridge of boats across the river to protect the exercise of war in full swing. Last year, a new generation of heavy military equipment pontoon fitted out in the first trip. The exercise is the first use of a new generation of officers and soldiers of the brigade of heavy equipment in the Yangtze River to set up pontoon pontoon bridge, cross the river comprehensive support operations.
“job starts!” × × × × time points, Brigadier Kai Qiu Jian order, red flares off immediately, both sides participated in the training of officers and men smell so moving, the new assault boats plowed the waves, straight refers to the pre-pontoon crossing field … …
along, pontoon unit popular with such a sentence: “carry DECK can not afford to, not when the pontoon soldiers!” remark encapsulates the plight of soldiers pontoon .
six Battalion Song premium is a step by step from the pontoon soldiers grew up. He told reporters, before laying a pontoon bridge, hundreds of tons of heavy pontoon equipment thanks to the officers and men carrying a hand-carried, would have laid a thousand light concrete slab, a concrete slab weighing 70 kg, a training courses down carrying soldiers to a span of 50 meters to run back and forth 40 times, hard and one can imagine.
Today, the officers and men picked up the concrete slab floor exercise race against time, starting a scene, never out of sight. Instead, training is another round of spectacular scenes –
river, in the delivery truck driven by automatic hydraulic transmission, nearly 8 tons of Bridge “boom” is heard from the car fall to the river, splashes a huge splash. A then a huge Bridge almost to “the stability of the same attitude,” jumped into the Hunhuang river, floating and moving.
According to reports, a new generation of heavy military equipment, pontoons, is by the box-style Bridge, power boat, carrying vehicles, ancillary equipment and other components, mainly for the canal crossing the Bridge and the erection of pontoon. Bridge As a result of box-type structure, there is no manual set up heavy trusses and concrete slab, safe and labor-saving, efficiency doubled.
“start boating!” Officers and men to take small groups, multi-point methods such as pan of water, breathe gallop, heading straight for the waters of scheduled jobs.
At this point, the river wind increases, waves become increasingly urgent. Facing the waves, men unafraid, fast assault boats sail closer to the Bridge. Leapt Bridge, the soldiers skillfully manipulating the hydraulic button. Pontoon units at the moment like “Transformers” opened to the same combination of a steadily blink of an eye, a smooth combination of watercourse crossing the Bridge is completed, floating in the river above.
Minister of the brigade equipment was from China, told reporters: “new heavy pontoon equipment, modular configuration, the structure of any variable, such as, a Bridge connected to the power plant with tail boat can be for the canal crossing, and the Bridge to connect to set up pontoon. New Bridge canal crossing box load of large, fully able to protect our military tanks, armored vehicles, artillery and other heavy weapons across the rivers and obstacles. Bridge crossing the heavy water transport drill operation of our equipment across the river is an important subject of this exercise, you see there! “
along the direction he was referring to the reporter to see: 3 tanks barricaded with concrete slab slope channel order onto the shore of the canal crossing the Bridge dock, in the power boat, driven by more than 100 tons of giant fast heading the other side.
exercise command in riverbank side of the cabin, the keyboard sound, password voice after another. Electronic screen, the ever-changing variety of location data. Staff officers use laser ranging and radar positioning systems, quickly sketch the design and build pontoon crossing the field to build programs, old equipment with the past calculations, determine the pontoon positioned entirely by hand compared to faster, more accurate high.
along Bridge precise positioning and docking pontoon bridge crossing the field to open the biggest technical problems. River rapids, the water level changing circumstances, through the manual to make bulky Bridge rapid, accurate docking, its difficult to imagine.
Now, the problem in the eyes of the officers and men of the brigade is no longer difficult. Because the new electronic control means using a pontoon, mechanization, automation greatly improved, the availability of satellite navigation and positioning, nano-anchor fast connection methods such as steel, precise positioning and effectively solve the Bridge docking.
see! River, the soldiers use radar to guide ships anchored Bridge for precise positioning. A special boat steadily Bridge in the magnetic power frequency control system under the control of an orderly to the middle of the river extension. The river above the rapid formation of two steel dragon, and successfully docked.
× × × × time points, a steel pontoon lying river. Reporters looked at the table, took longer than using the old bridge of boats and equipment greatly reduced.
fast, fiery love war! In just a good set up on a flat, stable pontoon bridge, loaded with equipment, vehicles and equipment between the shuttle and fast through the Yangtze River.
× × × × time points, piercing alarm suddenly sounded: the “enemy” struck!
times of emergency, the officers and men were calm, according to plan smokescreen, rapidly covert operations. Meanwhile, the soldiers set up a good pontoon for multi-point break. Less than × × minutes, across the river of steel “dragon” on the ship into a boat, scattered away.
command center, commander under the “enemy” feeling immediately the use of “intelligent management system of rivers soldiers to” activate contingency plans, assault boats on the water “in distress” who rescue, flood boats blasting unit immediately, material rush to transport, shore unit is the use of advanced equipment such as pneumatic pile driver robbed plants built Dike … …
× × × × time points, floating in the river’s Bridge quickly landed. Driven by the hydraulic device, Bridge automatically Shoulong. Then, in the multi-level road equipment vehicle traction drive, the huge Bridge soon his “climb” equipment on the road car. Motor sound, new pontoon fleet carrying troops and equipment, under the cover of the smoke, quickly evacuated the battlefield.
the brigade commissar Li Zhi proudly told reporters that the exercise of the success of the new generation of heavy pontoon equipment formed a combat. A new generation of heavy equipment, machine pontoon high degree of information, they do have protection, after crossing the river to protect both the war, flood, or participate in military operations other than war, the soldiers can quickly anywhere in the Yangtze River Waterway into battle, guarantee the successful completion of the task.
Photo: Shideng Hua, Wang Qinghu photo
to keep up with fast-paced battlefield of the future
■ Kai Qiu Jian
information on local wars under conditions of sudden and strong forces to compete for speed; respond to sudden natural disasters and carry out non-war military operations, force is a race against time. Pontoon units as troops carry out works to protect the face of new missions and tasks, must keep up with the fast pace of the future battlefield, so stand fast fast pass, fast and efficient.
“every mountain open, water bridge,” has always been the military commander must address the important issue of war. Local wars in recent times from the world point of view, the two sides of the bridge and other key operational objectives and control of more intense competition, pontoon equipment in the engineering support of the position and the increasingly important role. In recent years, our military pontoon equipped with a simple handy devices from the past to the present military bridges, pontoon equipment, road equipment, water power technology into the system into a series; from support equipment to overcome gangou, valleys, rivers, swamps to overcome Yellow, Yangtze and other rivers and obstacles, achieved from a single type of fundamental change to the comprehensive.
hardship in the chest, mission in the shoulder. New equipment fielding, to improve the combat effectiveness of both opportunities and challenges. We must take effective measures to train a group of master cadre of new equipment, new equipment, proficiency in the performance of urgency to strengthen the training of new equipment, according to “system, complete, practical” ideas to build comprehensive and integrated system to protect equipment play the best performance of new equipment.