these look extremely fucking uncomfortable to sleep in on a hot a Pacific island

these look extremely fricking uncomfortable to sleep in on a hot a Pacific island

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  1. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Floors were made of asphalt, which would go soft in the heat.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Wasn't there supposed to be wooden floors on these?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      You are free to sleep outside if you don't like it.

  2. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Germans and italians had it good in the eastern front. It's better to die in the cold, slowly dizzing away and expire in your sleep, than to cook alive while shitting your entrails out from cholera or malaria.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      When you put it that way it really makes it seem far better...

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      t. General Burkhalter and Major Hochstetter

  3. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    why did they have that shape? It seems to me that normal square boxes with slanted roofs would be easier to ship, store, build, maintain... everything, basically.
    but they must have some advantage to them or the MOD wouldnt pick such a weird shape. what is it im missing?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Nesting in storage/transit, weight, single piece construction

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Round sides also makes them less prone to getting blown down/over by wind. Not sure how much that actually factored into things though.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >why did they have that shape?
      better stability for less material

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      What is weird about it? This is how tunnel tents are made to this day. The bow is strong enough to hold the roof and sides up, flexible enough to take a little force, has resistance to wind, absolutely minimizes the need of structural materials, and if one bow should say get a shrapnel hit the whole thing don't collapse. It borders on genius for a unit on the move.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Those shapes all stacked neatly on top of each other and were assembled on site. You can't stack squares on each other. This was the best most economical choice

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        >you can’t stack squares on top of each other
        milk crates btfo

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        >You can't stack squares on each other
        tetris btfo?

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          Well if you stack squares on each other in Tetris, they disappear. We needed to have them still there, so we couldn't stack them like that or else they'd make a line and disappear. Round things won't do that when stacked on top of each other, so it was the obvious choice.

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            impeccable logic

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      They weren't shipped prefabricated, but as sheet metal and struts. It's a very stable construction given the lightweight materials.

  4. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I don't understand how people live on islands. Don't they sway back and forth like a boat? How do you not get sea sick?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      They put anchors all around the shores to minimize the sway.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        That's not even the worst part. Authorities limit the size of gatherings and events because if too many people are on one side of the island, then the island can tilt to one side and capsize. Happened in Guam once.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          did it flip upside down and the nega-islanders living on the underside take the place of the original Guamistanians?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      You get used to it after a while.

  5. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Would having them partially dug in dissipate heat more easily?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Dig in, and you benefit from the colder earth surrounding you. But then you have to deal with water on the ground and non-flying insects. It would make more sense to have top vents, which is what tents of this type often have. You could also remove the doors and put in mosquito nets instead.

      But there is something else. Tropical rain. It really is something else. if you allow for too many entrances where it can get it, your living unit will become a basin in an hour.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        >tents of this type
        uhhh... anon, those aren't tents.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          I know. None the less, tents with bows like this frequently have a vent at the top. A more permanent structure can also have it.

  6. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    they look nice and cheap to build

  7. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I worked in a hardware store with zero AC and a metal roof. The 100+ degree days were brutal. I would go outside for air and it felt cool compared to the building.

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