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One of our Bombs is Missing

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One of our bombs is missing

12 Mar 2008 | 15:26 GMT
By Tony Dennis

Calling this chaffline could prove fatal


MAKING A mobile phone call in Suffolk could potentially prove lethal thanks to the US Airforce. A missing 'chaff' bomb could be triggered by any RF transmitting device – including a mobile phone.

The one-of-our-bombs-is-missing admission was made at the beginning of the week by a spokesperson for the US Airforce based at Mildenhall who said that an MC130H aircraft had lost the bomb.

Chaff bombs are used to confuse enemy radar screens by exploding metal shrapnel (chaff) into the air.

Helpfully, the device has the word 'danger' in great big letters on the side, so it should be easily identifiable.

"Do not use any electrical transmitting devices, such as mobile phones, within 35 feet (10 metres) of the item," the spokesperson advised.

It's probably not a good idea to be using a Wi-fi enabled laptop near the device, either.

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http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquirer/news/2008/03/12/potentially-explosive-phone
 

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GreatLakes said:
One of our bombs is missing

12 Mar 2008 | 15:26 GMT
By Tony Dennis

Calling this chaffline could prove fatal


MAKING A mobile phone call in Suffolk could potentially prove lethal thanks to the US Airforce. A missing 'chaff' bomb could be triggered by any RF transmitting device – including a mobile phone.

The one-of-our-bombs-is-missing admission was made at the beginning of the week by a spokesperson for the US Airforce based at Mildenhall who said that an MC130H aircraft had lost the bomb.

Chaff bombs are used to confuse enemy radar screens by exploding metal shrapnel (chaff) into the air.

Helpfully, the device has the word 'danger' in great big letters on the side, so it should be easily identifiable.

"Do not use any electrical transmitting devices, such as mobile phones, within 35 feet (10 metres) of the item," the spokesperson advised.

It's probably not a good idea to be using a Wi-fi enabled laptop near the device, either.

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http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquirer/news/2008/03/12/potentially-explosive-phone

lol.....
 

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Boyfriend - quick give me your phone I have to report this.... Gee I wonder if I can get paid?

LEO What was the last thing that went through his mind?

Girlfreind to LEO His A$$
 

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It will probably show up on a YouTube video with a bunch of kids in the woods blowing it up!
 

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Chaff is not really shrapnel in the everyday sense. It is very fine and light in weight so it will float in the air after release. The charge that disperses it is relatively small in nature. Loosing any explosives by any agency of coarse is very embarrassing. Yes they can be set off accidentally by RF in the area as they usually are electrically primed . What appears to be the thing here is that the AF would rather tell about it first than have someone report that they have something that has markings on it that indicates who and where it came from and no one reported it missing.
 
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