Discovery Of Gigantic WWII Bomb Shuts Down London Airport – Now Watch Them Blast It To Hell!
(Ministry of Defense/Business Insider)
Another day another leftover bomb from World War II discovered in the city of London. Countless bombs were dropped on the United Kingdom by the German Luftwaffe during the Battle of Britain so it makes sense that a few might not have gone off. These bombs are found in everything from gardens, some people have used them as doorstops and now one had been found near an airport.
Discovered in the River Thames the 1,100-lb German bomb is in a state of decay and at risk of exploding. The entire airport and surrounding areas were evacuated in order to deal with the situation. Divers took the painstaking mission of lifting the bomb with a diving bag to prepare it for extraction.
“It estimates 10% of the bombs dropped over the UK did not explode during WWII. But given the lack of data, it’s impossible to say how many more remain undiscovered.”
The Royal Navy was brought in to remove the bomb and dispose of it via detonation at sea. These men are the best at what they do and on average deal with over 60 WWII bombs per year. Check out this video clip of the bomb squad blasting the munition out at sea.