US M117, 300-kilogram bomb, dug up in Kampong Speu

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US M117, 300-kilogram bomb, dug up in Kampong Speu

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:37 pm

Authorities reported the finding of an unusually large US-made bomb in Kampong Speu province yesterday.
US’s M117 Bomb Found in Cambodia’s Soil
12/02/19 17:26
Kompong Speu (FN), Feb. 12 - Villagers in Kompong Speu’s Kong Pisey district reported to Mine Authority on Monday that they found a bomb.

Cambodian Mine Action Authority confirmed on the same day that it is the American M117, a 300-kilogram general purpose bomb that can be employed in several different configurations, allegedly dropped by US airplane MK82.

The basic M117 dates from the Korean War and uses a low-drag tail fin for medium and high-altitude deliveries.

The bomb will be taken out today, director general Heng Ratana said.

So far, the US-dropped bombs were discovered in Kandal, Takeo, Kampong Speu, Sihanoukville, and Koh Kong provinces.
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