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Teen finds WWII-era bazooka rocket, brings it to local authorities on his moped
Yahoo! News ^ | May 27, 2014 | Will Lerner

Posted on 05/27/2014 7:11:34 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

world war II bazooka photo: Marine fires Bazooka on Peleliu Peleliu-MarinefiresaBazookaM1A1Launcher.jpg

Teen finds WWII-era bazooka rocket, brings it to local authorities on his moped

A 16-year-old boy in Austria was at Wallersee, a large lake approximately 10 miles from the city of Salzburg, when he came across something peculiar – an old, rusted object. He picked it up, threw the item in his backpack, and then headed off on his moped to find some police officers. If he knew what he was carrying, however, he wouldn’t have been quite so cavalier. As the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) reports, it was a World War II-era anti-tank missile.

The BBC, pointing to a report from Austrian news broadcaster Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF), notes that police were alarmed with what the teenager had brought them and immediately handed the projectile over to bomb disposal experts. Fortunately,the weapon couldn’t actually explode. Owen Lamprecht, spokesman for Landespolizeidirektion (Austria’s state police), told The Kronen Zeitung that it couldn’t explode because neither a fuse nor explosives were present.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; History; Local News; Military/Veterans; Miscellaneous; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: austria; banglist; bazooka; modernwarfare; moped; rocket; worldwar2
Armoured Vespa scooter

Armoured Vespa scooter with cannon

A teen riding arond on a moped might look comething like these ...

1 posted on 05/27/2014 7:11:34 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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Apologiews for the poor spelling and grammar ... I’ve been enjoying a double Kettel One - Bombay Blue martini


2 posted on 05/27/2014 7:14:17 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

Depends on whether or not the bazooka (the hollow tube and firing trigger) was loaded.


3 posted on 05/27/2014 7:15:56 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: DogByte6RER

Is that a bazooka on you bike or are you just glad...?


4 posted on 05/27/2014 7:16:50 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: DogByte6RER

I wonder, if after the war when all the clean up of war equipment from both sides was in full swing, were the reporters as big a bunch of pansies as they are today? Without the projectile its nothing more than a tube and a very rusty one at that? My gut tells me no, they were not.


5 posted on 05/27/2014 7:17:34 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: DogByte6RER
Since he threw it in his backpack, it isn't the tube, just the rocket.


6 posted on 05/27/2014 7:19:52 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: DogByte6RER

“Fortunately,the weapon couldn’t actually explode.”

The writer is a freak’n genius.


7 posted on 05/27/2014 7:22:00 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: DogByte6RER

Looks like some of that useless crap those assmonkeys make at redjacket firearms


8 posted on 05/27/2014 7:25:52 PM PDT by al baby (Hi MomÂ…)
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To: DogByte6RER

UXE

Leave it be.


9 posted on 05/27/2014 7:25:56 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: DogByte6RER

A great read about all the munitions still at large around the world.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/067975153X/ref=redir_mdp_mobile


10 posted on 05/27/2014 7:31:32 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (I lost my phased plasma rifle in a tragic hovercraft accident.)
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From the photo in article, it looks like the head part of a panzerfaust projectile. It contained neither charge or fuse.

Some times, the "authorities" over react. A year or two ago, somebody fished out a PIAT launcher out of a river, and they treated it like an explosive.

It launched it's projectile via a spring. I suppose if the spring was compressed, and something was weakened by rust, it could do some damage.

11 posted on 05/27/2014 7:37:42 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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Lucky kid.


12 posted on 05/27/2014 7:41:20 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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13 posted on 05/27/2014 7:45:20 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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14 posted on 05/27/2014 7:47:28 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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Looks more like a Panzerfaust warhead than a Bazooka warhead.


15 posted on 05/27/2014 7:48:56 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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Geez, I never find the good stuff.


16 posted on 05/27/2014 7:52:34 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: BenLurkin
Here's a "boy-finds-bazooka-shell" story that didn't end well at all.
17 posted on 05/27/2014 7:55:27 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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There are a couple of things you wouldnt want to get caught dead on a moped with.....


18 posted on 05/27/2014 8:07:10 PM PDT by Michigan Bowhunter (Patriots eneeded!)
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To: RightGeek

Those look more like rifle grenades.


19 posted on 05/27/2014 8:14:11 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: Calvin Locke
From the photo in article, it looks like the head part of a panzerfaust projectile.

Yep, it's a Panzerfaust 60 projectile.

20 posted on 05/27/2014 8:52:41 PM PDT by fso301
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21 posted on 05/27/2014 8:59:46 PM PDT by fso301
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To: DogByte6RER
it couldn’t explode because neither a fuse nor explosives were present.

So it was just a tube.

22 posted on 05/27/2014 9:02:07 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

LOLw


23 posted on 05/27/2014 9:03:26 PM PDT by StoneWall Brigade (Howard Phillips Conservative)
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That’s really tragic. Occasionally some kids would go onto the mortar ranges at Fort Benning and something similar would happen.
I found a ‘pineapple’ grenade in Germany, took it home and my Dad made it inert and let me keep it. I was only 5 but knew not to pull the pin.
Responsible parents carefully inspect any live ordnance their children bring home, and take them only to reputable tattoo parlors.


24 posted on 05/27/2014 9:19:18 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: DogByte6RER

He probably could have made $50,000 selling it to a terrorist.


25 posted on 05/28/2014 4:30:59 AM PDT by castlegreyskull
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