intersting find - not sure i would like to be near it if still dangerous;
"A German V2 rocket from World War II has been found nose down in the mud flats at Harwich Harbour.
Royal Navy divers said it was buried vertically with about 1.5m (5ft) of its tail exposed at low tide.
Bomb disposal teams will look at the rocket at low tide on Friday as they try to work out how much more is buried and if it is still dangerous."
sorry if repost
Wasn't the terminal speed of a V2 supposed to be something like mach 3?
I don't suppose there can be much left of the thing.
Wow that isn't far from where I live, interesting stuff!
I know it's been down there for nigh on seventy years, but at least one chap in the photo appears to be hitting it with a hammer!!!
I'm sure the RN know what they're doing Oneto
I have no absolutely doubt that they do.Originally Posted by radczack
Where in my post does it claim I know anything about ordnance demolition or, that I have no respect for the professionalism of those involved in conducting that dangerous duty. However, if you look at the article it does state that the disposal experts dealing with it were (at the time of writing) unsure as to whether or, not the explosive might still be attached, so my reference to hitting it with a hammer may in fact be prertinent.
Just read about this:
In this undated photo issued by the British Ministry of Defence showing Royal Navy Divers as they deal with a WWII German V2 rocket found in the sea off Harwich, southern England, Saturday March 31, 2012. The heavily corroded WWII explosive device was lifted safely onto a pontoon to be checked and made safe.