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Unexploded 1-Ton Bomb Found Near Osaka's Otaroad
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Wow, that's quite interesting news, just wondering how long it's been there or why it didn't explode.
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Wow, that's quite interesting news, just wondering how long it's been there or why it didn't explode.


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Wow, that's quite interesting news, just wondering how long it's been there or why it didn't explode.


The why it didn't go off could be any number of reasons simplest being the arming pin didn't get yanked before it was dropped. It has been there since 1944 when the bombing raids started. So it has been there for a long time and there are more than likely more somewhere that haven't gone off yet in Japan and Germany and England.
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Posted 3/18/15
The effects of war are felt for many generations. This is just another example of it.

Still, some scary sh*t to uncover a bomb that's been dormant for so many years yet could still explode. Hopefully they'll dispose of it in a way that isn't harmful to the environment.
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Can't say anyone is surprised. The fog of war is real, as is the aftermath. There are probably unexploded bombs all around Japan in the wake of the massive air raid campaign at the end of the war. World War 2 was not a small thing, uncountable amounts of bombs were dropped and there's bound to be unexploded bombs all over the theatres of war, from Japan, to Germany, to the UK.

Serves as a reminder of the tragedies of war, especially one on the scale of WW2.
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yeah sometimes you still get sea mines that wash up on beaches around europe.

they have to do controlled detonations of them, its flippin awesome.
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The why it didn't go off could be any number of reasons simplest being the arming pin didn't get yanked before it was dropped. It has been there since 1944 when the bombing raids started. So it has been there for a long time and there are more than likely more somewhere that haven't gone off yet in Japan and Germany and England.


Well if you want to be really accurate, the bombing of Osaka was during March of '45. The area the bomb is in is just a little bit east of Nankai Namba station. Here is the area shortly after the bombing, and the location of the bomb should actually be within this picture as you can see Nankai Namba Station to the left:

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TheOneTrueKnight wrote:

yeah sometimes you still get sea mines that wash up on beaches around europe.

they have to do controlled detonations of them, its flippin awesome.


my grandfather blew up mines on a weather patrol gun boat for the coast guard in the early 50s with a 20mm gun mount.
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TheOneTrueKnight wrote:

yeah sometimes you still get sea mines that wash up on beaches around europe.

they have to do controlled detonations of them, its flippin awesome.


my grandfather blew up mines on a weather patrol gun boat for the coast guard in the early 50s with a 20mm gun mount.


That is friggin awesome.
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OP Nuked. Locked.
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