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Air Force Plane Mistakenly Drops Device in Britain

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the will start a heck of a wild fire. Last deployment we had a helo the was hit by small arm fire one of the rounds set off the extra sunburst the were inappropriately stored in the hellhole. downed the "bird". Just wasent there day to fly.

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OOPs, Someones in alot of trouble. Accidents happen, At least it wasnt a bomb. Are they talking about an underwing countermeasures container or a single unit of chaff that didnt deploy when it was released? :dntknw:

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The firing mechanism is dangerous. Very dangerous.

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The firing mechanism is dangerous. Very dangerous.

 

A B-1B chaff dispenser blow a coffee can (size and weight) container full of chaff clear of the tail...at 540 knots.

 

You do NOT want to mess with these things.

 

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The strange thing is that the incident has not been reported here in the UK on either the National or regional TV or Radio news or any of the National papers and the only paper that has reportedly covered the story is a free paper handed out at Supermarkets the equivalent of your Walmart.

 

We don't tend to worry unduly about these things as we are always digging up unexploded ordanance in our back gardens left over from some past conflict the fields around our house in Sussex are full of military remains dating as far back as the Romans!

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