Schienenwolf - the plow used by retreating German army to destroy railoroad tracks, 1945 [750x500]


I dunno. I feel it mightn't terribly take too long to repair 100 yards of rail bed and track. Yeah even with 40s tech it would take maybe a day. Also this plain thing isnt destroying the rails, ...



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  • I dunno. I feel like it wouldn't take too terribly long to repair 100 yards of rail bed and track.
  • Yeah even with 40s tech it would take maybe a day. Also this thing isnt destroying the rails, all theyd have to do is dig under and line up new supports
  • I believe this machine is only the first part of the process. Once the device has torn the rails apart, the retreating army removes and destroys the separated components so there's simply nothing left for the invading army to work with.
  • here's what they did during the American civil war
  • this is another method they used edit: I'm a filthy liar
  • How so? That looks like a normal rotary bridge, used in place of a drawbridge to allow taller boats to pass.
  • Yes, but over 10,000 Union solders defecated on it, rendering it smelly.
  • Yeah, I lied, that bridge was on a river I used to canoe down and was once told that during the latter half of the war it was turned by retreating troops and left there. But i just looked it up and that was just a tale, it wasn't even installed until after the war 🙁 sorry reddit. That was the Drew Bridge on the Suwannee River
  • That bridge doesn't move. They cut off part of it.
  • http://www.sonofthesouth.net/leefoundation/civil-war/1864/december/sherman-destroying-railroads.jpg
  • Bless Ol' Sherman and his little walk down to the seaside
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