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Russian Roads 6

Posted on October 5, 2006 by team


There is an opinion that Russian roads was the thing that stopped the German attack in WW2.
This might be true. Look how hard was to advance for German Nazi troops across the Russia.
This is just 100 miles from St. Petersburg. What a nice travel to Russia.

 

russian roads during ww2

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7 Responses to “Russian Roads 6”

  1. MirGip says:

    Certainly germans was stoped by Russian roads and of course cold russian winter, by the way at same time on Russian side was +30C and girl in bikini serve Vodka for Russian soldiers :) and of course they used highways.

  2. W. Shedd says:

    Actually, the roads and train tracks did act as a hinderance. Trains in Europe and Russian run on different railway gauges. I’ve actually been told by Russians, that one of the reasons Russia still doesn’t build a modern autobahn highway system, is for this very reason (poor roads would slow down any possible invasion threat).

  3. Urgat says:

    big hungry guerilla bears much better then such trucks.

  4. MirGip says:

    W. Shedd Actually thats becouse Russia have more then 17.000.000 sqr killometers of territory and not so high density of population to build up roads like in Europe

  5. Flippy says:

    Actually they were. Many of the german war vehicles were built by Mercedes (trucks, tanks?, cars), VW (kubbelwagon, schwimminwagon), BMW (formerly DIXI), Maybach, and many others.

  6. Macaca says:

    It wasnt the roads that was the main problem for the germans: tanks don’t care about muddy roads, neither do halftracks (and if its too much mud they just use the fields). (the suplly-lines were different: trucks dont work with muddy tracks).

    But the main hindrance for the germans was the fact that the engines all froze when winter came: the lubricants used solidified so engines wouldn’t start, gun’s platforms couldn’t turn and gun mechanisms blocked.

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