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On 27/08/2014 at 14:50, iansoady said:

The ones I can never remember which way round they go are priorité à droite and its reciprocal:

 

 

 

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which could be embarrassing . .........

Thought they were Renault Logos ;)

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On 27/08/2014 at 18:58, not so big john said:

The two I've never understood are mostly in Germany. The picture of the back of a tanker with water and the apparant speed limits for tanks. Any answers gratefully received

Speed limits for tanks? Do you mean weight limits? Although tanks are heavy they have a much greater surface area contact with the ground when compared to a truck or other heavy vehicle, hence you will see separate higher weight limits for tanks on many bridges in Germany.

You don’t see many tanks on German roads these days but you did when I first moved there in the 80’s.

Just noticed this thread is from 2014, lol

In this example a 90 tonne tracked vehicle can cross the bridge in one direction or 2 30 tonne tanks in opposing directions at the same time.

All NATO tracked vehicles based in Germany have a ‘Bridge Classification Plate’ painted on the front.

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Actually, the weight signs for tanks etc. don’t refer to actual weight limits, but to NATO weight categories.

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1 hour ago, Lutz said:

Actually, the weight signs for tanks etc. don’t refer to actual weight limits, but to NATO weight categories.

The bridge class comes from the ‘combat weight’ of the vehicle (tank + crew + fuel + specialist equipment + ammunition)

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17 hours ago, Borussia 1900 said:

The bridge class comes from the ‘combat weight’ of the vehicle (tank + crew + fuel + specialist equipment + ammunition)

 

Yes, that’s the difference between the ‘tank’ weight limits and regular weight limit signs in Germany. The latter refer to actual weights.

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4 hours ago, Lutz said:

 

Yes, that’s the difference between the ‘tank’ weight limits and regular weight limit signs in Germany. The latter refer to actual weights.

The tank ‘classifications’ still refer to weight though.

It’s a while since I’ve worked on tanks but if memory serves me well the following examples show that:

Warrior 510 Combat Weight = 26 tonnes with a Bridge Classification of ‘26’

Warrior 513 Combat Weight = 32 (and a bit) tonnes with a Bridge Classification of ‘33’.

AS90 Combat Weight = 45 tonnes with a BC of 45

CR2 62 tonnes and BC of 62 etc etc

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What I meant to say is that the combat weight would be roughly equivalent to max. GVW whereas the regular weight signs refer to the actual weight, not GVW.

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