Blockbusters Still Around!

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  1. FLYBOYJ

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    1.8 tons, wow, that's a big bomb! I know there were bigger but I thought most of what was dropped was of the 500 the 1,000 lb. range. See what I get for thinking.:lol: That is really going to disrupt the city for a day, but I it's better to find it this way than the alternative.
     
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    Wow...makes ya' wonder just how many other UXOs are in that river
     
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    Really hope they get this thing done without any loss of life or property damage.

    Unfortunately there are hundreds of thousands of UXOs littered all over Europe, and the innocents of today are still at risk.
     
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    Dang! I hope the guys are safe and have steady hands.
     
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    Hope that it is removed safely. That is one big ass bomb.

    Agreed Chris there are many that haven't been found (and may never be).
     
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    Successfully defused today.
     
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    And in the process found a WW2 smoke grenade, that was detonated in place.
     
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    I know we tested "left over" WWII 10,000lb bombs and I think that the RAF had a similiar "bunker buster" bomb. Glad that all went well
     
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    WOW! Thanks for posting Joe!
     
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    According to german reports it was a 4000lbs (= 1.8 tonnes, not tons) aerial mine. They had problems with the american bomb as it was damaged and not easy to defuse.
    It was not just a smoke grenade - this was a fog canister/ton containing some dangerous chemicals.
     
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