Though armor going through bridges brings up some great dioramas. More
than one book has some photos of German armor going over the side of a
bridge or collapsing a bridge due to weight. Best I saw was a Tiger
that was vertical against the bank with another tank thinking of
trying to pull it out. Good luck on that since there was a war on.
If you look up the super tanks that existed only in the minds of the
engineers at the end of the war, some pretty much were way over weight
limits of all the bridges in the Reich. Not to mention being able to
ford streams. Pretty much a pillbox, great model but a pillbox in
place. A few were scratchbuilt and on the web. Now I've got something
to kitbash big time...though where I'll get a 16 inch naval gun in
Going on to a V-2 site,
in some of the other pages Germans would whack bridges trying to
get equipment through to a location. Lots of opportunities for
scrapes, tight fits and turns.
I seem to recall in one of the History channel videos, one of the
tanks that was recovered for a museum was the one unlucky enough to
break through the ice fording a stream that others in the column made
it across. With all the water colors and gels, good ideas there too.