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Valentine bridgelayer
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No: 1374   Contributor: Alf van Beem   Year: 2010   Manufacturer: Vickers-Armstrong   Country: The Netherlands
Valentine bridgelayer

Photo of a Valentine AVLB (Armored Vehicle Launched Bridge), at the Marshall museum, Overloon, The Netherlands.
Basically it is a turretless Valentine Mk II fitted with 34 ft x 9.5 ft scissors bridge. Several dozens were produced, of which some where supplied to the USSR.
See picture #1373 also.

Picture added on 11 May 2010 at 10:45
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Marshall Museum, Overloon, Netherlands
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Now by the end of 2012 the restoration is almost completed. But who knows or owns one of those long threaded rods, which is needed to make the scissors movement of the bridge parts? We need one!
I know that the Dominions of the Dutch War Department has some 7 or 8 after WWII in around 1947 in their depots.

ANyone who can help? Thanks, Will

Added by Wil C. Elbers on 25 November 2012.
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