2 ton bomb found in Augsburg!
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26-12-2016, 06:32 AM
RE: 2 ton bomb found in Augsburg!
(26-12-2016 06:28 AM)adey67 Wrote:  Its only really uxb's that use picric acid primary charges attached to the fuse gaine that remain dangerous after such a long period due to friction sensitive compounds forming in reaction with the metal and if the main charge is ammonium nitrate based it will be so degraded its unlikely to detonate.

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26-12-2016, 07:19 AM
RE: 2 ton bomb found in Augsburg!
(26-12-2016 06:32 AM)Gawdzilla Wrote:  
(26-12-2016 06:28 AM)adey67 Wrote:  Its only really uxb's that use picric acid primary charges attached to the fuse gaine that remain dangerous after such a long period due to friction sensitive compounds forming in reaction with the metal and if the main charge is ammonium nitrate based it will be so degraded its unlikely to detonate.

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26-12-2016, 07:22 AM
RE: 2 ton bomb found in Augsburg!
(26-12-2016 03:24 AM)DLJ Wrote:  
(26-12-2016 12:32 AM)Deesse23 Wrote:  ...
50.000 people had to be evacuated.
...
what did you think? Tongue

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I think that those are very unfortunate people, if true.

However, I suspect that the location was evacuated ... not the people.

Dodgy

(26-12-2016 02:48 AM)Banjo Wrote:  ...
That would be the raid, and a lancaster would have dropped that bomb. I think they lost 20 + aeroplanes that night.

Yeah, that's right, blame my dad.

He already feels bad enough for killing Glenn Miller.

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Nothing wrong with saying the people were evacuated.
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26-12-2016, 07:25 AM (This post was last modified: 26-12-2016 07:33 AM by adey67.)
RE: 2 ton bomb found in Augsburg!
Just been doing some reading and it would appear that my info was out of date, I was forgetting that some bombs had a combination filling of ammonium nitrate based explosive and TNT, when TNT degrades it forms nitroglycerine like compounds, highly dangerous to say the least, forget I said anythingBig Grin
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26-12-2016, 07:31 AM
RE: 2 ton bomb found in Augsburg!
Oh shit is that where I left it?
My bad guys.

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26-12-2016, 08:43 AM
RE: 2 ton bomb found in Augsburg!
(26-12-2016 07:22 AM)Gawdzilla Wrote:  
(26-12-2016 03:24 AM)DLJ Wrote:  Blink

I think that those are very unfortunate people, if true.

However, I suspect that the location was evacuated ... not the people.

Dodgy

Nothing wrong with saying the people were evacuated.

I was on a flight once when the safety announcement lady said "In the case of an emergency, you will be evacuated".

I thought, "No need. In the case of an emergency I will probably have evacuated myself ... all over my seat."

e·vac·u·ate
verb

1. remove (someone) from a place of danger to a safe place.

synonyms: remove, clear, move out, take away, shift
- leave or cause the occupants to leave (a place of danger).
"fire alarms forced staff to evacuate the building"
synonyms: leave, vacate, abandon, desert, move out of, quit, withdraw from, retreat from, decamp from, flee, depart from, escape from
"they evacuated the bombed town"
- (of troops) withdraw from (a place).
"the last American troops evacuated the Canal Zone"

2. (technical)
remove air, water, or other contents from (a container).
"when it springs a leak, evacuate the pond"
- empty (the bowels or another bodily organ).
synonyms: empty (out), void, open, move, purge;
- discharge (feces or other matter) from the body.
synonyms: expel, eject, discharge, excrete, void, empty (out), vomit up
"he evacuated the contents of his stomach"

So... "people evacuated from somewhere" is fine.

"This was a public announcement from the BBC"
- who also get it wrong half the time.

Dodgy

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26-12-2016, 08:50 AM
RE: 2 ton bomb found in Augsburg!
How could anyone find a bomb and not immediately want to try to detonate it? I wouldn't even think resisting the temptation would be within the realm of possibilities.

If nothing else, build a bonfire on top of the thing then retreat to a safe distance with a smartphone streaming to YouTube.

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26-12-2016, 08:50 AM
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I was laid up for a good time back when (including the day Kennedy was killed) and ran out of reading material. My mother, in desperation, got one of those old-fashioned dictionaries, about six inches thick and plopped it down beside me.

"When you've read that I'll find you something else to read." I progressed through it about an inch a week.
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