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Q: Armored tanks ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: Armored tanks
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: anthonycover-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 13 Dec 2005 22:47 PST
Expires: 12 Jan 2006 22:47 PST
Question ID: 605607
Soldiers must use the bathroom during a tank battle.  Where is the
toilet located inside an armored tank?
Subject: Re: Armored tanks
Answered By: webadept-ga on 13 Dec 2005 23:39 PST
Rated:4 out of 5 stars

No toilet is located inside the tank. As you can see with this cutaway
of the Tiger and Panzer tanks, there is very little room inside these
vehicles for anything except men and ammunition.

Here is some information on the M1Abrams

Some good information and images are on this site as well.

Basically, like any other vehicle during war (such as helicopters and
jet fighters), you went as you could before and after fire fights,
or... well you just hoped that was your biggest problem.


anthonycover-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars
Good answer.  The links were very nice and interesting, especially the
cutaway view of a tank's interior.  One of the people that added a
comment said that an escape hatch in the floor of some tanks could be
used as a bathroom in an emergency.

Subject: Re: Armored tanks
From: happyfisherman-ga on 14 Dec 2005 07:34 PST
I have to tell a funny story........
The OV-10 reconnaiscance jets have a relief tube for their male
pilots, which had a funnel shaped end so as not to miss.  The long
standing practical joke was to tell the new guy that it was a
communication device used to talk to the ground crew....go ahead and
try he put his lips to it and talked.....
Subject: Re: Armored tanks
From: mikewa-ga on 14 Dec 2005 09:51 PST
Some tanks have an escape hatch in the floor which could be used in an emergency

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