HSTB bridge

HSTB – Assembly by hand and lightweight, even with MLC-40 load carrying capacity

The Heavy Short Trackway Bridge (HSTB) is a modular bridge building kit which, after a brief assembly time, can be used to reliably bridge infrastructures which hinder movement – at an obstacle width of up to 8 metres.

The HSTB – couldn’t be simpler

With its full-fledged MLC-40 bridges, this sophisticated modular system offers the simplest handling with the lowest stowage volume. Thanks to the weight-optimised design, the bridges can also be laid by many 4x4 APCs or smaller tracked vehicles.

HSTB bridge
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Standard bridge

Bridge obstacles of up to 4 m in just a few minutes and safeguard the flow of traffic.

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Coupled HSTB

Two coupled standard bridges enable crossing capability of up to 8 metres at full carrying capacity.

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Additional lane

The additional lane allows the bridge to be used by vehicles with smaller track widths as well.

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Simple laying

The bridge is laid using a simple laying system with vehicle support. The laying frame is adapted to the vehicle specified by the customer.

Standard bridge

Bridge obstacles of up to 4 m in just a few minutes and safeguard the flow of traffic.

Coupled HSTB

Two coupled standard bridges enable crossing capability of up to 8 metres at full carrying capacity.

Additional lane

The additional lane allows the bridge to be used by vehicles with smaller track widths as well.

Simple laying

The bridge is laid using a simple laying system with vehicle support. The laying frame is adapted to the vehicle specified by the customer.

Facts about the HSTB

Simple, robust and reliable

The HSTB can be laid by the crew with vehicle support using a simple laying system. Whether attached to the trailer or cargo area, the equipment kit is supplied in the mission container with standardised fastening interface and can be assembled to the bridge within minutes. This is only carried along if a bridge has to be built, and if it is not required, the carrier system is free for other mission equipment as needed.

If needed, an additional lane with a load carrying capacity of up to MLC 4(W) / 8(T) can be added to reduce the lane width so that narrower vehicles can also cross the bridge.

The laying system is attached to a universal interface available on the vehicle and is supplied with power by the primary power system.

This modular, light bridge concept is above all suitable for use in rough and confined areas which can barely be reached with larger and heavier vehicles.

The HSTB modular concept

Light and flexible to handle

  • The laying system can be adapted to many light vehicles in use
  • Standard bridge up to an obstacle width of 4 m
  • Simple coupling of two bridges for wider obstacles
  • Additional lane
  • Floatable bridge quarter
HSTB bridge

Isolated, confined choke points – still accessible with the HSTB

Full-fledged MLC-40 bridge structure based on military requirements

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Length

Standard bridge 5.15 m
Coupled bridge 9 m

Width

2.82 m

Height

Standard bridge approx. 0.4 m
Coupled bridge approx. 0.9 m

Weight

Standard bridge < 700 kg
Coupled bridge < 1,400 kg
Additional lane < 100 kg (standard bridge)

Load carrying capacity

MLC 40 (rated load as per TDTC)
Additional lane MES 4 (W)/MES 8 (T)

Laying system

Simple steel structure, hydro-electric drive, approx. 200 kg

  • Equipment kit in ISO transport container
  • 2 bridges can be coupled for obstacles up to 8 m wide
  • Laying system with simple standard interface
  • Can be assembled manually by the crew
  • Heaviest individual part approx. 150 kg

Heavy Short Trackway Bridge (HSTB)

The HSTB is the simple and flexible solution for partially automated bridge-building in areas inaccessible to heavy machinery. Thanks to the container solution, the HSTB equipment kit can be installed or removed as the carrier vehicle requires.

The HSTB – indispensable for maintaining supply routes with poor accessibility

The HSTB modular concept in pictures

The HSTB in various mission scenarios.

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