Skip to comments.Teen finds WWII-era bazooka rocket, brings it to local authorities on his moped
Posted on 05/27/2014 7:11:34 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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 wouldnt 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 couldnt actually explode. Owen Lamprecht, spokesman for Landespolizeidirektion (Austrias state police), told The Kronen Zeitung that it couldnt explode because neither a fuse nor explosives were present.
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Apologiews for the poor spelling and grammar ... I’ve been enjoying a double Kettel One - Bombay Blue martini
Depends on whether or not the bazooka (the hollow tube and firing trigger) was loaded.
Is that a bazooka on you bike or are you just glad...?
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.
“Fortunately,the weapon couldnt actually explode.”
The writer is a freak’n genius.
Looks like some of that useless crap those assmonkeys make at redjacket firearms
Leave it be.
A great read about all the munitions still at large around the world.
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.
“Look what I f......”
Looks more like a Panzerfaust warhead than a Bazooka warhead.
Geez, I never find the good stuff.
There are a couple of things you wouldnt want to get caught dead on a moped with.....
Those look more like rifle grenades.
Yep, it's a Panzerfaust 60 projectile.
So it was just a tube.
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.
He probably could have made $50,000 selling it to a terrorist.
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