Skip to comments.Half a German city evacuated after two-ton 'Blockbuster' RAF bomb is found
Posted on 12/02/2011 4:57:18 PM PST by Charlespg
Almost half the German city of Koblenz is under evacuation orders as experts prepare to defuse a two-ton Blockbuster RAF bomb in the Rhine.
The 10ft bomb, one of the biggest in the wartime arsenal of Bomber Command, was discovered after 65 years when the river level dropped during the driest November on record.
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There’s probably a couple dozen more they haven’t found.
If that’s a 10 foot long bomb, that guy kneeling next to it must be about 20 feet tall!
LOL! I doubt seriously that the picture is depicting the actual event ... notice the guy to the left with the paper bag getting ready to make a new friend. ;-)
Absolutely. Read “Aftermath: The Remnants of War” It's about the munitions that are still unrecovered around the world. Fascinating read and the author is refreshingly free of an agenda.
People are still finding Reed, Archer, and James shells from the Civil War that still can explode.
I know what’s going on there. He is offering the bomb diffuser guy some of his peanut butter sandwich before they get to the hard part of the job and all, in case he needs some energy or something, knowing he maybe didn’t eat lunch yet - that is sweet.
Outstanding. Detonate in place.
Could have been worse, the RAF used the 12,000 pound Tall Boy and it’s big brother, Grand Slam at 22,000 pounds in WW2
Germany sure has changed since the War.
Do you suppose the river cushioned the fall of the bomb, preventing it exploding?
Looks like the guy on the left is about to make his co-work crap in his pants...is that a blown up sandwich bag he’s about to pop?
It was likely a dud, detonator didn’t work.
The dud rate for bombs then was high. Solution was to drop lots of bombs.
That they did!
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