Schlauchboot or flossack?

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noeneors
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Schlauchboot or flossack?

Post by noeneors » 18 Jun 2021 13:40

Hi everybody
I'm just loking for clear explanation about difference between Sclauchboot and Flossack.
In my opinion there is two kind of Schlauchboot. In German "Kleine" an "Grosse". Kleine for 12/15 pers and Grosse for more than 25 pers. The term "Flossack" is for very little rubber boot 2/3 pers as you can see below.
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Many thanks for reply
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Re: Schlauchboot or flossack?

Post by SIS 5 » 19 Jun 2021 23:46

Hi noeneors,

there is no difference between the word "Schlauchboot" and "Floßsack" in thze nGerman language. The Wehrmacht used the word "Floßsack". But there were only two of them:

Großer Floßsack 34:
length 5,50 m
width 1,85 m breit
weight 150 kg
8 men

Kleiner Floßsack 34:
length 3,00 m
width 1,15 m
weight 55 kg
4 men

Sometimes there were more men in the rubber boats like on these pics.

Regards

Bert
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