A German air-dropped general purpose high-explosive bomb SC 250 left after the Great Patriotic War has been disarmed today in Smolensk Region by rescuers of the task force of the Emergency Ministry’s Leader Center for high-risk rescue operations and bomb technicians of special operations squad of the Smolensk Region Fire and Rescue Center.
The bomb was found near Severny airfield next to Polyot-2 gardening community. The rescuers arrived quickly, and having examined the bomb, they saw that it was buried in the ground at an angle of 40 degrees. When they cleared its four-finned tail they were able to determine that it is the bomb had been made in Germany during World War II and was weighing 250 kilos.
Setting off the bomb was risky as a residential area, power lines and runway were located some 100 meters away.
Highly-qualified specialists of the Leader Center arrived from Moscow to explode the bomb.
It was dug out, loaded to a special vehicle and transported to a specialized fire ground with every possible precaution. There is was exploded.
Leader Rescuers defuse 250-kilo aerial bomb of Great Patriotic War in Smolensk