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berg417448
07-28-2007, 08:36 PM
http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/europe/07/28/britain.wwii.bomb.reut/index.html

HuninMunin
07-28-2007, 08:41 PM
Holy cow.

Rood-Zwart
07-28-2007, 09:39 PM
Its so tiny! I imagined V1's to be a whole lot bigger!

StellarRat
07-29-2007, 12:04 AM
Originally posted by Rood-Zwart:
Its so tiny! I imagined V1's to be a whole lot bigger! Maybe you're joking, but just in case, that is only the warhead in the picture. If I remember right, they carried a 1000lb. warhead. I'm sure the rest of the V-1 probably was stripped off when it hit the ground and disposed of long ago.

BoCfuss
07-29-2007, 12:06 AM
Anyone have pictures? The one in that arcticle is of a bomb in France.

csThor
07-29-2007, 01:16 AM
Yikes. I know the feeling of digging a trench for a drainage and suddenly look into the lovely fave of a 120mm mortar round from 1945 (and it aint pretty), but that certainly tops it. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

KRISTORF
07-29-2007, 03:52 AM
'Kin ell, run away..................

Anti_Ship_Fella
07-29-2007, 04:00 AM
hey they found one here in my country Croatia

Anti_Ship_Fella
07-29-2007, 04:09 AM
tic...tac...tic...tac they hear tic...tac...tic...tac...tic...tac...tic...tac...ti c...tac...what is that http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif?!?!?!?!?!?! they wonder...tic..tac...tic...tac...tic...tac...then suddenly a man says i have to pee...Tic...tac...tic...tac...tic...tac...BBBBBBBB BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ooohhhh man i didnt know he has digesting problems...tic...tac...tic...tacBBBBBBBBBOOOOOOOOO MMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!then you see a short nazi coming out of the V-1he says hey you brits you will be KILLED!!! they say hey calm down the war is over...who won??!! we won... and the nazi says http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif then you WILL be killed BAM BAM BAM BAM BAM and the brits say darn he was tough...they leave but.....suddenly a birds drops a "bomb" (sh.it) and blows up the bomb suddenly she looks down and says since when do we got cable...?i like it and the other one says weeeeeeee we manages to destroy one piece of London!!!

Dagnabit
07-29-2007, 05:11 AM
The picture shown is of a bomb found in France, and is not a V-1 in London. I would hate to run across something like that while working in the garden or whatever. I do remember there has been a number of such finds over the years.
Seems like most are in the UK.

Dag

luftluuver
07-29-2007, 05:27 AM
Certain parts of France, and maybe Belgium, are 'off limits' due to unexploded ordnance from WW1.

There is still 6 unexploded mines from WW1 in France.

http://www.1976design.com/blog/archive/2004/04/18/largest-unexploded-bomb/

Wiki article, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unexploded_ordnance

csThor
07-29-2007, 05:32 AM
By saying "mines" he means subsurface chamber dug into the ground and packed with explosives. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Foo.bar
07-29-2007, 11:11 AM
Its so tiny! I imagined V1's to be a whole lot bigger!

in some rare cases reading the text will help a lot - instead of only gazing the pictures... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

Da_Godfatha
07-29-2007, 01:47 PM
Here in Germany, they are ALWAYS finding unexploded bombs. Everytime they build something... a old bomb is found.

ehangar
07-30-2007, 12:57 AM
When I visited one of the WWI sites in Belgium in 1990, the locals told me they usually let the sheep cut the grass in the fields; occasionally they get lamb chops for dinner http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Corsair_Fanatic
07-30-2007, 02:13 PM
At RAF Scampton, they had a 10,000lb Grand Slam bomb as a gate guard. They had to move it for construction in the late 1950s, and the guy on the crane thought it was a little heavy considering it was supposed to be an empty casing. They called a guy from demolitions out to look at it. He took off an access panel, and what did he find? 4,144 kg (9,135 lb) of Torpex explosive on board, same as the day it was made.

Coutless tourists had their pictures taking perched atop this thing. Yikes. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

here's a link to some info:

http://www.gunnies.pac.com.au/gallery/grand_slam.htm

GBrutus
07-30-2007, 02:51 PM
Originally posted by Corsair_Fanatic:
At RAF Scampton, they had a 10,000lb Grand Slam bomb as a gate guard. They had to move it for construction in the late 1950s, and the guy on the crane thought it was a little heavy considering it was supposed to be an empty casing. They called a guy from demolitions out to look at it. He took off an access panel, and what did he find? 4,144 kg (9,135 lb) of Torpex explosive on board, same as the day it was made.

Bloody hell... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

Termitedelight
07-30-2007, 11:05 PM
Ahhhh, missed the *******.

TgD Thunderbolt56
07-31-2007, 07:05 AM
Originally posted by Corsair_Fanatic:
At RAF Scampton, they had a 10,000lb Grand Slam bomb as a gate guard. They had to move it for construction in the late 1950s, and the guy on the crane thought it was a little heavy considering it was supposed to be an empty casing. They called a guy from demolitions out to look at it. He took off an access panel, and what did he find? 4,144 kg (9,135 lb) of Torpex explosive on board, same as the day it was made.

Coutless tourists had their pictures taking perched atop this thing. Yikes. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

here's a link to some info:

http://www.gunnies.pac.com.au/gallery/grand_slam.htm

HOLY CARP! Sounds like a scene from an Abbott & Costello movie.



TB

Ernst_Rohr
07-31-2007, 08:30 AM
I imagine that EOD bloke had one hell of a "pucker factor" going when he made that particular discovery! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

avimimus
07-31-2007, 05:30 PM
Maybe, I won't emigrate to Europe? Or I will choose to only stand on shallow ground?

FPSOLKOR
07-31-2007, 08:24 PM
Originally posted by Da_Godfatha:
Here in Germany, they are ALWAYS finding unexploded bombs. Everytime they build something... a old bomb is found.
In St-Petersburg while building a blockhouse they dug out 350 FAB-100, 250 and 500 last year... And they blew quite nicely at the firing range a few days later...

MrBlueSky1960
08-01-2007, 03:27 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

It was found to be a discarded imersion heater... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Read this...

http://forum.keypublishing.co.uk/showthread.php?t=72780

Beaufort-RAF
08-01-2007, 04:38 AM
Well this one's definitely real and would make rather a loud bang.

SS Richard Montgomery (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/kent/3578244.stm)

luftluuver
08-01-2007, 05:10 AM
Originally posted by Beaufort-RAF:
Well this one's definitely real and would make rather a loud bang.

SS Richard Montgomery (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/kent/3578244.stm)
On the morning of 10 November 1944, while she was moored at the Manus Naval Base, Admiralty Islands, AE 11 Mount Hood's cargo of explosives detonated in a massive blast. The AE 11 Mount Hood was a merchant acquired by USN on 28 January 1944 and converted to ammunition ship. The ship was utterly destroyed by the accident, which killed all those on board her. Damage and casualties were also inflicted on ships anchored as far as 2000 yards away. Personnel casualties on Mount Hood and on other vessels totalled 45 known dead, 327 missing and 371 injured. USS Mindanao (ARG-3) was about 350 yards away. USS Mindanao had 180 crewmen killed and injured by this explosion. She was under repair until 21 December 1944

http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/ship/images/ae-11-h65604.jpg

More, http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/ship/ae.htm