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Schienenzeppelin or rail zeppelin

The Schienenzeppelin or rail zeppelin was an experimental railcar which resembled a Zeppelin airship in appearance. It was designed and developed by the German aircraft engineer Franz Kruckenberg in 1929. Propulsion was by means of a pusher propeller located at the rear. Only a single example was ever built, which due to safety concerns remained out of service and was finally dismantled in 1939.

It accelerated the railcar to 230.2 km/h (143 mph) setting the land speed record for a petrol powered rail vehicle.

The rail zeppelin (beta) can be downloaded via the DLS or via the content manager.