Welcome to the Inert Ordnance Collectors.
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Augsburg Bomb

  1. #1
    Premium Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Baden-W├╝rttemberg Germany
    Posts
    847
    Images
    25
    Thanks
    36
    Thanked 348 Times in 143 Posts

    Augsburg Bomb

    Germany's biggest evacuation since WWII to take place... on Christmas

    DPA/The Local
    news@thelocal.de
    22 December 2016
    16:30 CET+01:00
    augsburgevacuation
    Share this article




    The site of the find in Augsburg. Photo: DPA
    After the discovery of a massive unexploded bomb from the Second World War, 54,000 people are to be evacuated from their homes in Augsburg.
    As if having to leave your home due to a bomb find in the middle of winter were not enough, tens of thousands of people in the south Bavarian city will have to do so on Christmas Eve.
    It is the largest evacuation anywhere in Germany since the end of the Second World War and will be initiated after a 3.8 tonne British-made bomb was found during building work.
    Police officers in the city will also miss out on the most important holiday of the German calendar - Christmas is celebrated on December 24th in Germany. A total of 800 officers will ensure that residents in over 30,000 homes have followed instructions to leave home.
    There is a reason for the evacuation taking place on Christmas Eve, city authorities have explained.
    Firstly preparing such a huge evacuation takes a few days.
    Secondly, it had to be done on a holiday. Evacuations on work days are substantially more complicated as businesses and offices have to be cleared. In addition there is more traffic on the streets.
    Christmas Eve was chosen as the first holiday or weekend day to take place after the massive bomb was discovered.
    Search always English and US Bomb Fuzes!

  2. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Fusse2004 For This Useful Post:

    beihan62 (25th December 2016), copdoc (25th December 2016), pzgr40 (24th December 2016)

  3. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Location
    GER
    Posts
    49
    Thanks
    14
    Thanked 52 Times in 17 Posts
    The center of gravity of the mass and the aerodynamics were calculated incorrectly and the tail unit often broke during the flight. Sometimes the detonators were not released when loading.
    good luck!

    http://www.bezreg-arnsberg.nrw.de/pr...2_14/index.php

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blockbuster_bomb

    Last edited by fkw81; 23rd December 2016 at 08:11 PM.

  4. #3
    Ordnance Approved
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Sarajevo
    Posts
    642
    Images
    17
    Thanks
    44
    Thanked 216 Times in 86 Posts
    So, is it 1.8 or 3.8 ton bomb? 4000lbs is 1.8 ton, and 8000lbs is 3.6 ton so 1.8 sounds more logical...but...
    ordnance shown in my posts has been dealt with accordingly by EOD personnel

    Federal Civil Protection EOD Department

    my panoramio: http://www.panoramio.com/user/2050161

    my deviantart: http://vranax.deviantart.com/gallery/

  5. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Location
    GER
    Posts
    49
    Thanks
    14
    Thanked 52 Times in 17 Posts
    I think its a HC4000 with 1800kg.

  6. #5

  7. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    1,224
    Thanks
    324
    Thanked 385 Times in 221 Posts
    This bomb was known as the "Cookie" or "Blockbuster" bomb, and was the RAF's main weapon against cities at the end of the war. The enormous blast effect (3,000 lb of the 4,000 lb weight was HE) blew the roofs off buildings over a wide area, leaving them vulnerable to the thousands of small incendiaries which were dropped at the same time.

    See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blockbuster_bomb for more details, pictures etc.

  8. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Holland
    Posts
    1,553
    Thanks
    304
    Thanked 1,469 Times in 369 Posts
    All three fuzes have been removed safely.

  9. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to pzgr40 For This Useful Post:

    CPCOrd (25th December 2016), hgepewge (30th December 2016), millsbomber (26th December 2016)

 

 

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Back to top