This model represents Joint Assault Bridge (JAB) system mounted on M1 tank chassis.
This time we got a chance to make the model operational. It is showing bridge deployment very close to reality, including articulating hydraulic cylinders. For the purpose of demonstrating the bridge deployment the model was mounted on a diorama type base with a "ravine".
Like our other models, this one was designed and tested in 3D software. The parts were produced by rapid prototyping from extra durable materials, in order for the model to withstand the frequent touching.
This model was rushed directly from our shop to the 2016 AUSA Annual Expo, where it take its place besides our other models. According to the client, the model received a recognition and appreciation of the visitors, functioned as designed, and was easy to operate.