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Its a people carrier, not sure which model though.

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It's a French meter gauge dropside wagon, not sure which line it is off though.

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Ah OK will be off the Hejaz Railway then.

 

Almost certainly French or Belgian built.

 

If you can find a  Hejaz Railway stocklist  you could look up wagon M 8 and see who built it.

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Looks to be marginally more dangerous than being a WW1 fighter pilot :D.

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Alarmingly there seems to be no braking mechanism on board. Is it a suicide train?

There is a brake, but how to use it on the go is a mystery

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There is a brake, but how to use it on the go is a mystery

 

The generally approved technique in these situations is to dangle the newest recruit over the side.

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The engine is very reminiscent of the 160hp Daimler Mercedes range which started out as a 150hp design circa 1914, and 215hp by the end of the war. Its not easy to see on my old mobile phone scrern, the early ones had 3 pairs of cast cylinders, later these were all individual for economies of repair (1916). Clearly these german / Austro-Hungarian fliers and mechanics are a risk loving bunch !

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The engine is very reminiscent of the 160hp Daimler Mercedes range which started out as a 150hp design circa 1914, and 215hp by the end of the war. Its not easy to see on my old mobile phone scrern, the early ones had 3 pairs of cast cylinders, later these were all individual for economies of repair (1916). Clearly these german / Austro-Hungarian fliers and mechanics are a risk loving bunch !

Yes, it's a Mercedes F-1466D-3A engine.

These are German pilots from Fliegerabteilung 302 or 304.

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