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Offline Mick_Marsh

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No.5 uses - pontoons
« on: May 01, 2024, 09:27:22 PM »
In a recent facebook post, a fellow asked what the No.5 trailers were used for. I suggested pontoons in a pontoon bridge.
This got me thinking.......
Did the ADF actually trialed these trailers as a pontoon and are there any photo's or reports of this?
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Offline Minikeg

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Re: No.5 uses - pontoons
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2024, 09:08:17 PM »
In cadets as an exercise they strapped a blue plastic drum to the drawbar and that was enough to make it bouyant and had cadets 'row' them around a course on lake st clair/singleton as a way to waste a day..

not sure if that counts as a pontoon..
I'm not completely useless.. I'm missing some of the pieces
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Offline Mick_Marsh

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Re: No.5 uses - pontoons
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2024, 01:55:16 PM »
In cadets as an exercise they strapped a blue plastic drum to the drawbar and that was enough to make it bouyant and had cadets 'row' them around a course on lake st clair/singleton as a way to waste a day..

not sure if that counts as a pontoon..
No, not usage as a pontoon. That does show they were used as a training aid.
REMLR # 310, MVCA # 364, 101 Club # 2188, MHG #101
29-417 101 GS, 30-248 101 Rapier Tractor. 30-238 101
34-597 Crump & Cornish 1 ton Cargo Trailer
RT21 RAAF Track Tactical Trailer, 234-671 RAAF Track Tactical Trailer