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As far as I know these were standard on trainers, fighters, transports, and bombers, every thing that had wings had one or more of these in all branch's of service. The one without the drain line came with the T-6 rear seat I have. It was mounted under the seat at the front. These were made by two different company's as indicated by the small variation in manufacture, but they have no marks or numbers stamped on the metal. Both funnels are bakelite and embossed 42 A 6504.


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Just think, Grandfather or Grandmother talking to grandkids in the 60’s....Granddad, Grandmaw, what did your factory make in WWII?......

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Source: Military.com


"Urinary [relief] devices are the number one priority that female aircrews have when it comes to mission equipment."



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I think they are pilot to co-pilot walkie-talkies.


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There was at least one thread on the relief tubes...pretty much the same type :rolleyes: of comments...go figure...

we had em on the F4E...cant recall them being used much or at least admitting to being used...

wonder if they had a Lady J adapter back then...for the ladies


and P59


I would mount one of them on a wall in the garage..just to see how many fall for the gosport design

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I have read....

sitting in fighter cockpit...sitting mind you..one pair of drawers, long johns, uniform pants, flight suit, and possibly shearling trousers, parachute leg straps, lap belt..almost impossible thing to use...several books have mentioned wearing a condom...others just let go

One article mentioned the tube froze up in use in flight...and never used again..


Cargo and bombers read that they just whizzed out a window or in a helmet, let it freeze then dump it


all good stories

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On WW2 bomber flight gear starting with the use of the F-3 heated system you had zippered ability to get to were you needed to get to. I think you actually had to guide the funnel in.

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On WW2 bomber flight gear starting with the use of the F-3 heated system you had zippered ability to get to were you needed to get to. I think you actually had to guide the funnel in.


Ok class todays lesson is..... proper funnel alignment and evacuation methods at high altitude.

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