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Article about: Hy guys! Im new on the forum and I would like to ask you does anyone know if flack shell 88mm can explode if the fuse is removed??? Im a diver and found 7-8 flack 88mm shells unexploded in s

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    Hy guys!

    Im new on the forum and I would like to ask you does anyone know if flack shell 88mm can explode if the fuse is removed???
    Im a diver and found 7-8 flack 88mm shells unexploded in shallow watter.
    The police removed the fuse (silver top of the shell) and left it on the bottom near the rest of the bomb. Can the fuse explode if I touch it or can the bomb explode if I move it but without the fuse. Im colecting that kind of things but I dont want to die. The bombs are from ww2, I know this because there, near my beach, in october 1944. five britain ships attacked 6 nazi ships. Nazis lost the battle, one ship sunked and two ships neaded to run aground.
    Does someone have sheme of the bomb?
    I would be thankful if someone can help me.
    Sorry for my bad english.

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    if the fuse has been removed the main charge shouldnt go off (in theory) but explosives can become very unstable over time it would be best to leave them well alone its just not worth the risk..quite a few people every year are killed trying to dis arm old ordanance..even the experts get it wrong from time to time


    ps your english is very good

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    Old ordanance can be unreliable, the main shell will be safe as fuse with primer is gone, the fuse however is still very dangerous as it contains primer, which is designed to explode, causing a chain reaction which will detonate bomb. if cordite gets wet in main shell, its safe, but get a specialist to empty the shell.

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