Plymouth bomb - live: Military to begin moving 500kg bomb through city shortly after 'one of UK's biggest peacetime evacuations'

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The military is preparing to move a Second World War bomb from Plymouth to dispose of it at sea after a mass evacuation of nearby properties. A 300m exclusion zone has been imposed along the entire route, with anyone living there told to evacuate.
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Gemini scandal.

Suddenly fanfare, lights and sparkly shiny things over a ww2 bomb "just discovered".

Ya'll being played.
 
silly question from me, why is it whenever they find an undiscovered bomb, and try to move it
why is it they dont just detonate it where it stands? I mean surely its easier to do that then evacuate all those people to prevent it going off.

or why cant they simply encase the entire thing in Concrete and wait for it to set? and THEN move it?
 
silly question from me, why is it whenever they find an undiscovered bomb, and try to move it
why is it they dont just detonate it where it stands? I mean surely its easier to do that then evacuate all those people to prevent it going off.

or why cant they simply encase the entire thing in Concrete and wait for it to set? and THEN move it?

And if the concrete blows up and hits someone / kills someone?

Less risk is to move it and detonate it at sea.
 
And if the concrete blows up and hits someone / kills someone?

Less risk is to move it and detonate it at sea.
considering this bomb sat for more than 8 decades since it was dropped, wasn't defused and removed at the end of hostilities,
things were built round it, and now it gets discovered again, after laying dormant all these years, WITHOUT going off, when construction equipment and things moved around it all the time.

safe to say, pouring concrete over it waiting for it to set and then moving a big block of concrete might be a better idea.
but then again, am no EOD expert.
 
Don't think so. Humans operate on a specific set of principles they never deviate from. Deflection, denial and distraction being top of the list. You just proved that.
no my friend, its you who came along with a hare-brained gemini ai narrative
 

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Rather them, than me - explosives that old, either won't go bang, or you just fart the wrong way and it goes bang.

No thanks
 
silly question from me, why is it whenever they find an undiscovered bomb, and try to move it
why is it they dont just detonate it where it stands? I mean surely its easier to do that then evacuate all those people to prevent it going off.

or why cant they simply encase the entire thing in Concrete and wait for it to set? and THEN move it?
It all depends on how big it is. If you cover it in concrete or something which restricts it the explosion will be even more violent. Most explosive if uncovered can be set alight and just burns quickly with alot of heat. Restrict it with a covering eg. like a cracker or something then it's a different story altogether. Most small explosive devices are just destroyed on site.
 
It all depends on how big it is. If you cover it in concrete or something which restricts it the explosion will be even more violent. Most explosive if uncovered can be set alight and just burns quickly with alot of heat. Restrict it with a covering eg. like a cracker or something then it's a different story altogether. Most small explosive devices are just destroyed on site.
Don't do this kids ...

Recipe to make an old VW wheel cap disappear:
  • Put a bomb cracker into a piece of water pipe, screwing on caps onto both ends, just a small hole drilled into on cap for the fuse.
  • Light fuse
  • Put wheel cap onto device
  • RUN fast and far away!
  • After boom, return and search unsuccessfully for wheel cap ...
That's why you don't constrain anything that can explode, it can amplify the explosion. Trust me, the wheel cap did really disappear ... an open area for about a 300m radius, nothing.
 
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