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From: "Colleen" <>
Subject: Re: Airship L33's confiscated machine gun - where can it be?
Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2006 23:11:45 -0000
References: <000701c6455f$389e5cb0$0ed0ff3e@animausdjz8jw8>

Airship bombers were notoriously bad at hitting their targets, though given
the very primitive apparatus they had to use, that's hardly surprising.

Tiptree would have been no distance at all from the coast for an airship,
and the fact that the L33 was on fire and had been blown off course is
likely to have resulted in a fair bit of confusion for the navigator, I
imagine. I doubt if they had a clue where they were ditching stuff by that
stage, they probably just chucked it and hoped for the best.


----- Original Message -----
From: "La Greenall" <>

> Just a thought: how close is the jam factory to the coast? Maybe they
> missed when they threw it out - but then again, as bombers they
> shouldn't have done! They probably knew that things were going to get a
> bit sticky.
> Lawrence.

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