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Penny Hydraulics crane used in Budapest bomb disposal operation.

Penny Hydraulics crane used in Budapest bomb disposal operation.

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Hungarian partner Modul-Stor installed an FV500 crane on the military vehicle used to transport the World War II bomb

The 100KG unexploded Soviet Bomb next to the FV500 crane. Photo: Attila Polyák / WLB

The versatility of our cranes never ceases to amaze. On the 5th July 2018, parts of the capital of Hungary; Budapest came to a stand-still as an unexploded World War II bomb was lifted from the Danube river. 

The 100KG Soviet bomb was discovered deep in the riverbed some 50 meters from the Buda end of Erzsébet Bridge in the direction of Lánchíd.

After its extraction from the riverbed, a Penny Hydraulics FV500 was used to move the bomb onto a vehicle to be moved to a secure location and where it will be destroyed.

The crane was fitted to the army vehicle by our long-time Hungarian partner Modul Stor who we share an excellent working relationship with.

Photo: Attila Polyák / WLB

Read about the bomb here: https://welovebudapest.com/en/2018/07/03/breaking-news-danube-bomb-found-in-downtown-budapest/

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