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Celeon999
06-06-2008, 10:03 AM
One ton is a big bang http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif


Article (http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2008/jun/05/secondworldwar?gusrc=rss&feed=networkfront)

Kielhauler1961
06-06-2008, 10:58 AM
I'm surprised it's only a 200m exclusion zone. If they found one of those things in MY road I'd go and stay with my sister in Devon!

The disruption is much worse than the article relates. A friend of mine is a bus driver in that area of London and the traffic and tube closures have caused chaos.

Celeon999
06-06-2008, 11:50 AM
This article features a photo of the bomb

Article (http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article4078913.ece)

hueywolf123
06-10-2008, 01:59 AM
The crater it would leave, would be a property developers delight

Celeon999
06-10-2008, 02:32 AM
New article : LINK (http://neveryetmelted.com/?p=3919)

It has a name now : "Hermann the stubborn German" http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif


They stopped the "ticking" with a electric magnet.

Maybe it was booby trapped ? A mechanical mechanism operated by a spring ? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif


It also seems that the Bromley Gasworks were its intended target.


http://neveryetmelted.com/wp-images/HermannBomb2.jpg

http://neveryetmelted.com/wp-images/HermannBomb1.jpg

Karl_Donitz_Jr
06-10-2008, 01:03 PM
If that were me, I would be standing a heck of alot further away from it than those two blokes there lol.

Wonder if there are any round where I work ~ Portsmouth Naval Base lol

Must have been a major target!

Celeon999
07-16-2008, 08:06 AM
Just another day :


Today, a 500 kilogram bomb from ww2 was found in the Wilmersdorf district of Berlin.

The bomb was found during roadworks, and is located between the street and the entry door to a building.

Police and Firefighters evacuated houses and offices within 500 meters around the site.

Metro traffic has been suspended, the city Autobahn is closed.

Everything ready for the rush hour http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif


UPDATE : Its a british bomb and will be defused directly where it is because of the incalculable chemical detonator. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif


http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/6762/bbombeexpertebmb121797bcn4.jpg

Celeon999
07-16-2008, 10:16 AM
Update : The bomb has been defused by destroying its detonator with a small explosive charge.

A rather unusual method but it worked and the bomb is now on its final way to a army training area for a controlled detonation.

Celeon999
08-06-2008, 02:02 AM
And another one http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

250 kg isnt huge though.


Article (http://www.thelocal.de/13493/20080804/)

klcarroll
08-06-2008, 06:51 AM
Considering the length and the intensity of the Urban bombing in Europe, there must be lterally thousands of unexploded bombs still waiting to be found. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

Which brings to mind a question: "When was the last time a WWII "UXB" actually detonated on it's own???"

klcarroll

Celeon999
08-06-2008, 07:43 AM
Originally posted by klcarroll:
Considering the length and the intensity of the Urban bombing in Europe, there must be lterally thousands of unexploded bombs still waiting to be found. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

Which brings to mind a question: "When was the last time a WWII "UXB" actually detonated on it's own???"

klcarroll



I once read that experts suspect half a million tons of undetonated explosives within Germany alone.

Ive never heard that a ww2 bomb exploded on its own, at least not in any city.

Ive read about mysterious explosions on fields and forests in Belgium and France which are credited to ww1 ordinance though.

Never heard of anyone being hurt by that.


Edit : I just found an article saying that about 21.000 unexploded bombs have been defused since 1966.

Celeon999
03-29-2009, 11:44 AM
And the show goes on : 15.000 people evacuated for multiple bomb disposals (http://www.thelocal.de/national/20090329-18309.html)

Celeon999
04-25-2009, 01:19 PM
And show goes on ! This time it hits Merkel http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif


Soviet bomb defused outside Angela Merkel's apartment (http://www.dw-world.com/dw/article/0,,4205620,00.html)

klcarroll
04-25-2009, 02:26 PM
@Celeon;

OK! .....So she wouldn't go along with your invasion of Denmark: .....Is that any reason to plant bombs in her front yard???

(....That's the sort of thing I'd expect from Socko!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif)

klcarroll

Celeon999
04-26-2009, 03:35 AM
When I would plant a bomb...it would be a slightly bigger one. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif


But where to park the equipment in need for digging a hole of appropriate size ? And how to conceal the operation ? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif


"Move along ! There is nothing to see here! "

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0c/Liebherr_t282_1.jpg

Messervy
04-26-2009, 09:15 AM
Greetings from Belgium! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

With that thing, you don't realy need a bomb.
You can demolish a city block in no time.

klcarroll
04-26-2009, 11:00 AM
With that thing, you don't realy need a bomb.
You can demolish a city block in no time.


Yeah! .....You have to wonder what they'll do when Celeon shows up at the Danish border with that thing!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

klcarroll

Celeon999
04-27-2009, 07:42 AM
What does Messervy in Belgium ? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif


Whats your "target" ?

The EU parliament ? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

The NATO headquarters ?? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/icon_twisted.gif

Waffles ?

Marijuana ? ... No wait, that was the Netherlands .. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Jeremy Clarkson prefers the Netherlands (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvEtK2N997Q) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif


Celeon is actively supporting the german minority there.....for the upcoming takeover ! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/crackwhip.gif


BTW: Another 100 kilogram bomb was found today.... near Celeon's post-socialistic Utopia !

See a pic here : LINK (http://www.rbb-online.de/nachrichten/vermischtes/2009_04/bombenfund_in_berlin.html)

wh1skea
04-27-2009, 10:19 AM
At least when we find cannonballs from the American Civil War, we dont have to worry too much about them blowing up.

M0ttie
04-27-2009, 02:21 PM
Yeah! .....You have to wonder what they'll do when Celeon shows up at the Danish border with that thing!!..................
Probably get out of the way - quickly.

Celeon999
04-27-2009, 02:32 PM
Originally posted by M0ttie:
Yeah! .....You have to wonder what they'll do when Celeon shows up at the Danish border with that thing!!..................
Probably get out of the way - quickly.


Which song was that ?

"...If you want to grow old, then don't block the road" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/icon_twisted.gif

http://img113.imageshack.us/img113/1033/liebherr282.jpg

klcarroll
04-27-2009, 03:39 PM
Uhmmm....... Errrr.....

.....Doesn't the literal translation of "Liebherr" sort of negate the whole "Monster-Truck-Macho-Thing"???? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

klcarroll

Kaleun1961
04-27-2009, 07:32 PM
I commend Celeon's growing mastery of English, noting that in his thread title he correctly used the word "defuse." As a bit of a spelling and grammar freak, I often blow a brain gasket when I see people use the word "diffuse" instead of "defuse."

Wow, Americans and Europeans are still digging up ordnance from the past. I recall from a History Television documentary that at the current rate of disposal, it will take another 700-800 years to get rid of the dud rounds left in French and Belgian soil from WW1.

Foehammer-1
04-27-2009, 08:19 PM
When I was a kid in Ukraine, I would often go walking through fields with my friends.

There wasn't a day when we would not find anything war-related.

Mostly shrapnel, bullets and casings.

Often, one can find "live" rounds, as if, with powder in them. Those rounds + fire = popcorn... Stupid, I know, but we were kids.

Lots of mortar shell tails, with fins.

Also, there are a LOT of granules of artillery shell propellant. They are shaped like batteries, only about 4-5mm in diameter and about 10 in length. Very dense.
The coolest thing about them is that they burn with a hissing orange flame after laying in the fields for more than 60 years.

One boy has found a landmine when I was about 3. I can vaguely remember the day he was buried.

Me and my friend have found what looked like an anti-aircraft round. A very long bottle-shaped casing with a long bullet. Could have been from an anti-tank rifle, I'm not sure. If you shook it, you could feel and hear the powder inside.

One wonders how much longer kids will find these WW2 artifacts... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

klcarroll
04-28-2009, 08:36 AM
@K61;

Yes! ....Celeon's command of the English language is truly impressive! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

.....But, …of course, ….mastery of the major languages would be an essential skill for anyone bent on World Domination! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

klcarroll

Celeon999
04-28-2009, 10:58 AM
Thanks gentlemen ! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif


There is still room for improvement though. And lots of little "bugs" to fix http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

As for Liebherr negating the huge evilness of this truck, ..... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif Its a trick !

You shall think its niece and cute and cuddely http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif but in reality it would suck a entire Dodge Ram into its air-intake if it should come too close http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

wh1skea
04-28-2009, 11:11 AM
Originally posted by Celeon999:
You shall think its <span class="ev_code_RED">niece</span> and cute and cuddely

Y'all just had to go complimenting how well his English was..... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

Celeon999
04-28-2009, 11:21 AM
Originally posted by wh1skea:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Celeon999:
You shall think its <span class="ev_code_RED">niece</span> and cute and cuddely

Y'all just had to go complimenting how well his English was..... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Typos dont count http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Messervy
04-28-2009, 02:54 PM
suck <span class="ev_code_RED">a</span> entire
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

To answer your question.

I've been in Ciney where the biggest militaria fair in Europe took place and the next day I visited Bastogne.

Celeon999
04-29-2009, 03:08 AM
Yeah sure. Just destroy my english skill reputation ! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif

I will never get this "a" and "an" thing into my head. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif


So you're back home ? Took the chance to take some swine-flu with you ? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Messervy
04-29-2009, 04:20 AM
So you're back home ? Took the chance to take some swine-flu with you ?

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

No, but I met a lovely "kelnerin" in Dellingen. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Celeon999
05-09-2009, 02:57 PM
Another one was found during construction work in Bohnsdorf right next to the Berlin-Schönefeld airport yesterday.

1000 people had to leave their homes in the middle of the night AND in a thunderstorm.


Again just a small 100 kilo russian incendiary one.

http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/8259/9bombe5.jpg

Mittelwaechter
05-11-2009, 06:33 PM
http://f.imagehost.org/0115/bombsquad.jpg

Foehammer-1
05-11-2009, 07:55 PM
Lol Mittel. Seen that one. Also saw another Russian one, a sapper is defusing this bombs so carefully, and his leader is peeking around a corner of a building with a balloon and a needle. And an evil smile http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Celeon999
06-08-2009, 11:58 AM
Good doggie !

What have you found there boy huh ?

Come here and show it to daddy....good boy !

Lets see... thats a........TAKE COVER ! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

LINK (http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5j8ER8vdQe0heO1EGSOdHLPBdNmvw)

Celeon999
06-17-2009, 09:22 AM
Another one was found yesterday near Celeon's post socialist area.

A british 500 kilogram bomb with mechanical fuse.

It was located with help of old allied post-bombing recon photos , found and defused by specialists.

1000 people were evacuated and the public transport in the area was suspended for several hours.

Celeon999
06-02-2010, 12:46 AM
Three engineers killed yesterday when a ww2 bomb exploded during defusement preparations.

Its still unknown what happened as the actual defusement process had not even begun yet.

The bomb had a acid fuse which belong to the most dangerous as they have the highest propability of still doing their job even after decades of corrosion.

A bomb of the same type had been found and succesfully defused nearby just a few days ago.

http://www.spiegel.de/images/image-94450-galleryV9-yfmv.jpg

http://www.spiegel.de/images/image-94451-galleryV9-gzfk.jpg

http://www.spiegel.de/images/image-94455-galleryV9-izww.jpg

This is the bomb that was found and defused before

http://www.spiegel.de/images/image-94456-galleryV9-xctd.jpg