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Train Collides With Tank During Largest Swedish Military Exercise 'in Decades'

Discussion in 'Europe & Russia' started by brahmos_ii, Sep 27, 2017.

  1. brahmos_ii

    brahmos_ii Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    A train has collided with a tank and derailed near the town of Trosa, south of Stockholm, marring the Aurora 17 military exercise, which Sweden proudly advertised as the largest since the end of the Cold War era as well as the first one to feature US tanks on Swedish soil.

    The collision between a passenger train run by Swedish railway operation SJ and a combat vehicle engaged in the Aurora exercise occurred at a railway crossing on the regional line between Västerljung and Vagnhärad south of Stockholm, the Swedish newspaper Expressenreported.

    According to the police, four people were injured, of which one was taken to the Karolinska University Hospital with an ambulance helicopter. Swedish Armed Forces press officer Jesper Tengroth confirmed that three soldiers from the P7 Southern Skåne regiment were taken to nearby hospitals.

    "What we can say is that an armored car of the Pansarterrängbil 360 class [Patria AMV] has collided with a passenger train," Jesper Tengroth told Expressen.

    A preliminary investigation into what was cited as "negligence in traffic" has been launched.

    SJ reported that the accident involved a regional train that was on its way from Norrköping to Stockholm Central station, when it collided with the combat vehicle. Eyewitness Atia Rasul added that a fire subsequently broke out in one of the cars.

    https://sputniknews.com/military/201709271057735937-sweden-exercise-train-crash/
     
  2. The enlightened

    The enlightened Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Patria AMV vs Train. Nice.

    So who won?
     
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  3. BMD

    BMD Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    Challenger II would have been like, "did you hear something?"
     

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