scissors bridge

scissors bridge

[′siz·ərz ‚brij]
(civil engineering)
A light metal bridge that can be folded and carried by a military tank.
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The C-5 can carry any of the Army's current equipment, including the 74-ton mobile scissors bridge, the 70-ton M1-A2 Abrams tank, and helicopters up to the H-53 class.
The largest western inventory of Armoured Vehicle-Launched Bridges (AVLBs) is held by the US Army, which has 892 scissors bridges mounted on M48 and M60 tank chassis.