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WW2 bomb found in London

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WW2 bomb found in London
Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 8:07 AM
Wow... I know it's not uncommon to find them in London but this is something else. http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/huge-unexploded-wwii-bomb-found-in-london/ar-BBiDMI7?ocid=iehp
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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 9:32 AM

IIRC, the German Government covers these recovery costs.

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Posted by CN Spots on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 1:06 PM

Backhoe operator pucker factor:  10.0

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 4:13 PM

Yikes

 

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Posted by Moff on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 3:38 PM

Must be interesting to say the least...

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Posted by Milairjunkie on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 4:40 PM

If that's a pucker factor of 1000, this one found in the Rhine is 2011 has a P.F. of 4000 (4000lb Blockbuster);

 

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 10:01 PM

Dambusters?

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, April 9, 2015 12:14 AM

No, that looks like one of the RAF "cookies" carried by the heavies and some modified Mossies. Not so fancy as one of Barnes Wallace's bouncing bombs. Just more of a sort of large explosive filled cylinder designed more for blast than fragmentation effect.

 

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Posted by Milairjunkie on Thursday, April 9, 2015 8:17 AM

Pretty certain it's a Cookie, thin case for a larger fill of explosives & more blast - generally sent with incendiaries to open roof's up & make the incendiaries more effective.........  

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, April 9, 2015 12:19 PM

Yes, I looked it up late night. A standard bomb was roughly 40% casing weight and and 60% explosive filler weight. The HC (high capacity) bombs or "cookies" were roughly 75% explosive filler and 25% casing by weight. They were indeed used for opening the tops of structures for the incendiaries dropped with them.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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