Skip to comments.Biggest World War Two bomb found in Poland explodes while being defused
Posted on 10/13/2020 11:33:05 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
The biggest World War Two bomb ever found in Poland exploded under water on Tuesday as navy divers tried to defuse it.
More than 750 people had been evacuated from the area near the Piast Canal outside the town of Swinoujscie where the Tallboy bomb used by Britains Royal Air Force (RAF) was found. It weighed nearly 5,400 kg, including 2,400 kg of explosive.
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I was hoping there would be video...glad nobody was hurt.
Blowed up real good?.....................
Oh boy, that would make one serious crater. Over 5K lbs of explosive.
I'll bring a bucket of worms and my fishing pole...
Reuters hyperbole. The story was interesting enough without the headline making it sound like it exploded while someone was defusing it.
[[The deflagration process turned into detonation. The object can be considered
Lol- sounds like he’s saying ‘It dun exploded so it can’t explode anymore- we’re all safe now”
It was called the earthquake bomb, Barnes Wallis designed it to penetrate deeply and literally shake everything on the surface to bits without creating a crater!
Amazing man, Wallis...
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Breaking: Polish Navy reports that the largest ever unexploded WW2 bomb found in Poland, a 5.4 tonne British ‘Tallboy’ or ‘earthquake’ bomb, detonated prematurely during the defusing process. Fortunately all military divers were clear of the danger area. #BREAKING #BreakingNews
And then there are the two or three huge mines that have been lost since WWI somewhere where the Western Front was.
At times the Brits have built some really innovative things.
My aunt’s TR6 was a prime example.
I remember seeing it with the hood up often and on ramps a lot back in the 70s.
IIRC, they have found all those mines in the last decade and a half. At least the lost ones that were known to exist but whose locations were not known - there may still be more that are not known at all.
Disarming/rendering safe those mines is another question entirely.
The E-Type puts the lie to your statement. That said, innovative does not necessarily equal reliable.
“Reuters hyperbole. The story was interesting enough without the headline making it sound like it exploded while someone was defusing it.”
Not hyperbole. Absolute false reporting.
Misleading headline, but I’m glad no on was hurt.
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