WooHoo! WWII Bomb Detonated in Germany

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  1. FlaJunkie

    FlaJunkie Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    A 550lb (250kg) bomb from World War II has been successfully detonated during a controlled explosion in a river in Potsdam, Germany. Nine tons of straw had to be placed on top of the bomb, to contain the blast and shrapnel.
     
  2. Twisted_Metal

    Twisted_Metal Moderator Lifetime Gold Member

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    If you're wondering what one of these looks like after almost 70 years...

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    The bomb would have originally contained 250-300 lbs of explosive.
    The blast looked smaller than a bomb of this sze would produce, IMO.

    I'm thinking the guys that do this stuff like to use enough explosive to make a show whether the old bomb detonates or not. ;)
     
  3. tantara

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    I wonder how many fish were floating after that?

    Brad
     
  4. gordonquixote

    gordonquixote Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    ^Reminds me of the old joke where the country boy gets pulled over on the river and was being asked about his questionable fishing methods.....he hands the warden a lit stick of dynamite and asks him "you gonna talk or you gonna fish"? lmao
     
  5. Z28PILOT

    Z28PILOT Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Not a very pretty thing is it ?
     
  6. FlaJunkie

    FlaJunkie Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I loved it! I always liked controlled explosions...as long as no one gets hurt! :crazy:
     
  7. FlaJunkie

    FlaJunkie Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Hmm...under water and tons of wet hay? Would retard the effects a bit. See that high rooster tail? Lotsa energy.
     
  8. wookie

    wookie Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Cool thanks for sharing!
     
  9. Earlsfat

    Earlsfat Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    LMAO... scared the CRAP out of something.. @:19... hightailing it down the left side of the river.
     
  10. kain13

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    that was funny!!!!!
     

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