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Rest Facilities/toilets On Long Range Bombers

Fri Sep 14, 2007 3:30 am

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?

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RE: Rest Facilities/toilets On Long Range Bombers

Fri Sep 14, 2007 3:42 am

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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RE: Rest Facilities/toilets On Long Range Bombers

Fri Sep 14, 2007 4:16 am

The B-52 has a crew rest bunk, a galley to heat a meal, and a honey bucket. All the comforts of home.....
 
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RE: Rest Facilities/toilets On Long Range Bombers

Fri Sep 14, 2007 9:45 am

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.
 
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RE: Rest Facilities/toilets On Long Range Bombers

Sun Sep 16, 2007 9:07 am

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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RE: Rest Facilities/toilets On Long Range Bombers

Sun Sep 16, 2007 9:15 am

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.
 
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RE: Rest Facilities/toilets On Long Range Bombers

Sat Sep 22, 2007 1:13 am

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

Why is it called a honey bucket?
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RE: Rest Facilities/toilets On Long Range Bombers

Sat Sep 22, 2007 5:16 am

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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RE: Rest Facilities/toilets On Long Range Bombers

Sun Sep 23, 2007 11:24 am

The Tu-95 only has the honey bucket, no actual toilet compartment...
 
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RE: Rest Facilities/toilets On Long Range Bombers

Fri Sep 28, 2007 10:57 pm

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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