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Russian defence designers install latrines in modern war tanks


Moscow, March 9: When in war, even soldiers need to relieve themselves. Defence designers in Russia have come up with a solution for crew operating tanks that do not have toilet to attend nature's call. The Armata heavy armoured vehicle has been equipped with lavatories, TASS news agency said, quoting Ilya Baranov, Director for Quality and Information Technologies at the Urals Design Bureau of Transport Machine-Building, on Thursday, March 7.

Russian defence designers install latrines in modern war tanks

"A major hassle for them is that they cannot relieve their natural functions. That is, water and field rations are available in the tank, but all the other conveniences are, unfortunately, absent. Only the Armata vehicles solved this dilemma," Baranov said.

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He said the tank enables the crew to engage in lengthy combat missions and that is why a lavatory is available in it.

The Armata is a heavy tracked standardised platform serving as the basis to develop a main battle tank. The T-14 tank based on the Armata platform was displayed for the public for the first time at Red Square's Victory Day parade in May 2015.

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