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    Bomb found on Highway 331 Sattahip

    Bomb surprise for grass cutter
    Patcharapol Panrak

    A Sattahip Highway Department workman out mowing grass was startled when he stepped on a bomb.
    When the device failed to explode and scatter him amongst the grass cuttings, a relieved Manon Maton, 23, called Plutaluang Police Station to say that he had found a suspicious-looking object shaped like a torpedo, with a large head and tapering tail with four fins.
    Police went to the scene at Km 10 on Highway No 331, within the Sattahip Port Authority area. There were a number of Highway Department personnel mowing grass there. Manon said that on this day, the grass at Km 10 was scheduled for cutting. As he was proceeding along the verge with his mower, he stepped onto a hard object that upon inspection looked awfully like a bomb. The object, which was about 30 inches in length, had clearly been abandoned.
    The Naval Ordnance Department said the object was most likely a 25-pound American made mortar round used for target practice on land or at sea. A bomb of this kind is usually filled with flammable gas so that the bomber could follow its progress towards the target. Conjecture is that the device was discovered in a fishing net, and that the fisherman had been eager to get rid of it and so dumped it along the highway.

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    Someone is taking Mobi's character assassination too far.

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    ^^ Sounds like a perfectly reasonable explanation. You find an unexploded round in your net and you just stick it in your back pocket while you carry on sorting the fish. It's only the pain in your butt on the ride home that makes you think of it so you pull it out and toss it out the window.

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    I actually got to read this story 'live' in the pattaya rag being in rayong and all.

    Might pop in and see you tomorrow doggy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    which was about 30 inches in length
    That would mean the guy in this photo is about 3 metres tall


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    The Naval Ordnance Department said the object was most likely a 25-pound American made mortar round used for target practice on land or at sea. A bomb of this kind is usually filled with flammable gas so that the bomber could follow its progress towards the target. Conjecture is that the device was discovered in a fishing net, and that the fisherman had been eager to get rid of it and so dumped it along the highway.

    Shit advanced technology Mortar bombs that a plane follows ,what happened with the motar goes off bang mortar explodes and watch it go through the air with flammable gas trailing behind it,
    WTF you need a plane to follow it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    which was about 30 inches in length
    That would mean the guy in this photo is about 3 metres tall

    How come?

    Each hand 4" across - another 4" for the tail fins - that's one foot.From hands to dirty part almost the same - dirty part same as two hands, so 30" is about right.

    The thing that amazes me is that the guy is quite happy to hold it, and the photographer is quite happy to stand near him and take pix.

    I would have had it away on me toes as soon as I saw it.

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    ^ Yeah , well YOU wouldn't get in the newspapers then would you , you publicity-shy recluse you.

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