"Visiting Nature" in a tank (or other) in combat..




 
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November 7th, 2004  
mdvaden
 
 

Topic: "Visiting Nature" in a tank (or other) in combat..


In my own industry - I know the tricks of going to "the bathroom".

There is always some bush to take a leak - some hidden corner. At least for men.

Mod edit:*POOF*. Common, spare us the exact details....

Anyway - when tanks are in combat situations, is there a toilet thing in there? I can't picture the operators climbing out into the open.

How is this dealt with in a tank? Plane? Other equipment?
November 7th, 2004  
SHERMAN
 
 
There is no rest room inside a tank. there is no room. the crew needs to leave the tank to go to the "bathroom". obviously, during a firefight, they just hold it in.

As to planes, well, it depends. the big cargo planes have bathrooms on them. the fighter jets dont, so i assume the pilots make sure they use the restroom before a flight.
November 7th, 2004  
Marksman
 
 
very interesting question
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November 7th, 2004  
egoz
 
i doubt even fighter pilots can hold it for a 15 hour flight, even if they went before they took off
November 8th, 2004  
Kozzy Mozzy
 
Before the invention of combustible cases most crews shat in those and hucked them out the hatch.
November 8th, 2004  
A Can of Man
 
 
Some tanks, such as the M-60 actually have a hatch on the bottom of the hull of the tank. Open that, and you're in business.
November 8th, 2004  
SHERMAN
 
 
thats the emergency hatch..either way, there is no time it the heat of modern combat.
November 9th, 2004  
FO Seaman
 
 
Well, what an intreresting question.

I'm guessing now with that new Russian anti-tank round that drills a hole in the gap between the chasie (<--sp?) and turret that the crews relieve themselves on the spot i.e. in their seat.
November 9th, 2004  
A Can of Man
 
 
Well in the heat of any combat.
Thought he just meant without leaving the tank... maybe you're afraid of snipers.

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Originally Posted by SHERMAN
thats the emergency hatch..either way, there is no time it the heat of modern combat.
January 19th, 2005  
EOD
 
Depending on the nation I heard from a fighter Pilot that they had small tubes they could pee in and plug the end.
for the "big job" they just had to sh... themselfes and finish the mission that way.