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Rest Facilities/toilets On Long Range Bombers  
User currently offlineDIJKKIJK From France, joined Jul 2003, 1791 posts, RR: 4
Posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 5117 times:

long range bombers like the B-52 or the TU-95 have to stay airborne for hours on end. So I wonder what sort of crew rest facilities they have on board. Are these aircraft equipped with galleys or kitchens with provisions for hot meals and drinks or does the crew have to rely on packed stuff? Are they also equipped with beds and toilets?

Thanks


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User currently offlineA342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4681 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 5109 times:

Even the rather small and short-ranged Su-32/34 has a galley and a toilet. The Tu-160 has both plus at least one crew rest bunk.


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User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12138 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 5096 times:

The B-52 has a crew rest bunk, a galley to heat a meal, and a honey bucket. All the comforts of home.....

User currently offlineFsnuffer From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 252 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 5007 times:

Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 2):
The B-52 has a crew rest bunk, a galley to heat a meal, and a honey bucket. All the comforts of home.....

And the rule for the Honey Bucket is the first one to use it has to empty it after the flight. As a result, for the first eight hours everyone holds it and after the first guy breaks down and uses it, the rest of the crew queues up for their turn.


User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 4, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 4808 times:

Quoting A342 (Reply 1):
Even the rather small and short-ranged Su-32/34 has a galley and a toilet.

Are there any photos of this? Im curious to see how its wedged in there behind the cockpit...



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User currently offlineBladeLWS From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 403 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 4804 times:

Quoting USAFHummer (Reply 4):
Are there any photos of this? Im curious to see how its wedged in there behind the cockpit...

Couldn't find any text, but the ejection seats also have a massage function, and there is a bunk bed next to the galley.


User currently offlineMarcus From Mexico, joined Apr 2001, 1790 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4496 times:

Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 2):
and a honey bucket.

Why is it called a honey bucket?



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User currently offlineCorsair1107 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 121 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4453 times:

Quoting Marcus (Reply 6):
Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 2):
and a honey bucket.

Why is it called a honey bucket?

Think about it for a minute, what goes into it and how delightful must it smell after a long flight...



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User currently offlineSovietjet From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2003, 2604 posts, RR: 17
Reply 8, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 4305 times:
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The Tu-95 only has the honey bucket, no actual toilet compartment...

User currently offlineZkpilot From New Zealand, joined Mar 2006, 4825 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4123 times:

One day a USAF bomber was flying along across the Atlantic on a long flight when alongside came a fighter who was also crossing the Atlantic on a long flight... the fighter pilot said: "watch this", pulled infront did a roll and several other manoeuvers.... "what can you do? beat that" he said...
the Bomber pilot radioed back "ok, watch this"....
several minutes passed and the bomber just carried on on its course... finally the bomber pilot comes back on the radio and says: "there.. what do you think of that?"
the fighter pilot replies: "huh? what did you do? You didn't do anything!"
the bomber pilot calmly radios back: "oh I just went back got my newspaper and took a dump on the toilet then made myself a cup of coffee... beat that"  Wink



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