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Train downs German Aircraft

Postby Aceyone » Tue Sep 17, 2013 4:25 pm

On the 27 November, a train came under attack by two Focke-Wulf 190s. The train, hauled by Southern Railway D3 number 2365 which was just departing from Lydd Town railway station, had its boiler hit. The resulting jet of high pressure steam from the engine hit the plane, causing it to crash-land nearby, the pilot was found dead, but no railway staff or passengers were injured. The two planes, had been heading over the coast after a raid on Ashford.

I wonder if the Train Driver painted a " kill " on his boiler ? ;)
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Re: Train downs German Aircraft

Postby Jet Morgan » Wed Sep 18, 2013 4:54 am

Remarkable story! Pilot could never have anticipated that one. :-o
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Re: Train downs German Aircraft

Postby Dougs » Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:36 am

dont mess with seam engines they are MEAN!!!!!!! X(

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but seriously dont! :-o
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Re: Train downs German Aircraft

Postby 34053 » Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:05 am

Amazing story; didn't know about that one! High pressure, superheated steam, at 200 psi (or more) certainly 'packs a punch'!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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