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Can I have a 'P', Bob ?

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    Posted: 23 Feb 2010 at 13:57
I have vbeen asked about the fitting of pee tubes to WW1 British aeroplanes.
 
Such things are commonly found in Vulcans, Shackletons and even Belvedere helicopters, but my assumption was that the endurance of most WW1 aircraft was too short to make such things 'worthwhile'.
 
However, flying boats patrolled for quite some while, a Handley Pages and Gothas were airborne for some while, so presumably some provision was made ?
 
Does anyone have any idea ?
 
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Nick, I don't know much about Gosport Tubes, but I do know a little about 'P' tubes.  The attached pic, I hope, shows one from a Horsa glider, which carried 28 soldiers, so the tube must have seen a fair amount of use! ConfusedShocked.
 
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Peter
Many thanks for this.
 
I have something similar, though shinier and complete with rubber bag, in the Belvedere here.
 
Do you know of anything similar being used in Felixstowe boats, for instance ?
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