December 23, 2018

Bad Ideas In Mine Clearing #523

Bren carrier?  Check.
Naval mine on a rope?  Check.
Roundel confirming Polish troops?  Check.

Either this thing is already defused, or it's a primitive attempt at spaceflight.

Posted by: Wonderduck at 11:54 PM | Comments (4) | Add Comment
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1 Apparently it was defused firstThis newsreel illustrates the procedure, presumably simplified and neatened-up for filming.
I guess that if you did it wrong you'd never know.

Sometimes WW2 naval mines turn up even today (to go to the most relevant bit of  fascinating but long page, search for "buoyant").

Posted by: Ad absurdum per aspera at December 24, 2018 01:20 AM (fsldG)

2 Even defused, I wouldn't try for too high a velocity and/or make any sudden stops while dragging a big round heavy metal orb behind my vehicle...

Posted by: GreyDuck at December 24, 2018 08:26 AM (rKFiU)

3 Don't be silly.  That's the polish atomic bomb program.  The same way you use a small fish as bait....

Posted by: Ed Hering at December 24, 2018 10:41 AM (/cXdK)

4 This picture is all about big balls.

Posted by: Ben at December 24, 2018 11:18 PM (cpO0t)

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