Smoking?

#1
This might sound silly, but well, it's not.

I'm joining up in October, and well, I have a question.

Can you smoke in tanks?

You see, I don't smoke, and I hate it, and I'm just wondering am I ever going to be stuck in a tank with someone smoking and I can't do shìt about it?

That's all. No wah or whatever.
 
#2
Official answer is certainly not, it is against about a million regulations. Unofficially yes, but it really depends on the attitude of the crew commander - if he doesn't smoke, then they will be restricted to taking smoke breaks off the tank as and when they can. And of course for tactical reasons smokers often cannot smoke at night.
For those reading this who do smoke - GIVE UP THE FILTHY WEED! It is expensive, shortens your breath, makes your breath pong etc etc Its not big and its not clever!
 
#3
Well, a lot of things arent allowed in tanks, like asbach in the breech, but yes people do smoke, how you will handle being closed down with the all the smells, i dont know.
 
#4
What a F*cking question. That will be the least of your worries when your on exercise and some NCO is ripping you a new A*sehole for asking stupid F*cking questions. If you don't like the person smoking confront them and if they smack you and tell you to wind your neck in...Do it!
 
#6
Devils_Kin is probably a nig with less than three years under his belt who now thinks he's an old sweat...asking questions is the only way you will ever learn, 'cos twwwwaaaattts like him won't bother to teach you!
 
#7
Forever_Brunswick_Green said:
Devils_Kin is probably a nig with less than three years under his belt who now thinks he's an old sweat...asking questions is the only way you will ever learn, 'cos twwwwaaaattts like him won't bother to teach you!
Sorry dad. By the sounds of your reply you are one of these 6 year sweats who has seen the world. How can you pressume so much from so little information???
 
#8
6 years, tschhh youngsters :) in my day we had to smoke through the exhaust and carry Hesh rounds in our coveralls
 
#9
scarletto said:
6 years, tschhh youngsters :) in my day we had to smoke through the exhaust and carry Hesh rounds in our coveralls
Now thats an old boy...I won't argue. But I must admit I have done alot more time than some people may presume. I may not know alot about tanks but what I have learn't during my time as a Footslogger is that smoking and HE generally don't mix. It was a bit of a stupid question wasn't it?

Forks won't last long in the NAAFI. Its like a smoke screen in there with all the old boys sucking on their Woodbines through their exhausts.
 
#10
Talking of smells in tanks.I took my lad ,11 year old ,to Bovi tank museum laast year and went on a gantry above a Cheiftan(ex 4/7DG).I swear i could smell the unmistakable odor of silver paint,grease,oil,bag charges,Paderborner,Herforder,Bocholt etc.etc.etc.... :D :D

As for smoking matey,your crew might not like you doing your nails either so get over it quickly :wink:
 
#12
ahhhhh silver paint, now that does take me back. Going back to smoking, im afraid forks, yes people do smoke, however they will be your crew, the ones you will live with daily, eat drink fight and f*ck with, lads who probably will have been together years before you joined, and if one of them smokes, tough. like it or lump it.
 
#13
To be fair your hardly gonna be closed down long enough for that to be an issue anyway, unless your on ops and in that case your too busy to light up anyway. A fag on the back decks is always gonna happen and so it should!
 
#14
Hackerbeck beer !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fooookin peasant!!!!!

Bocholt was bad enough,pure scheme kit that stuff.

No it was Paderborner for me,a chap of my standing,a man about town such as myself wouldn't touch Hackerbeck "sheep pi**" beer................................Animal thats what you are,Animal (lol)
 
#15
Forks, a word of advice - when asking Qs in the RAC forum take note of who answers them, and if they are not RAC, you might question why they think they have the right to spark up with stoopid comments...definitely a grunt (badly paid cannon fodder) and almost cetainly a STAB to boot...
 
#16
A touchy soul aren't you FBG. I get paid alot more than you FACT! and never been a STAB. Still serving with a trade that many people envy. I was a grunt but changed CEG after many years and tours of footslogging.
 
#17
A Trade that many people envy???? you a fluffer then??? Bet i earn more than you though :)
 
#19
Range period in hohne late 90's. Young troop leader jumps onto troop sgts wagon (i was tp sgt gunner). The sgt is enjoying a post range run smoke.
Troop leader tells him this is against regulations would he mind extinguishing his cigarette. Troop sgt says "no problem sir" and stubs his fag out on the base of a bag charge. Young officer goes white as a sheet and "Foxtrot oscars" pretty smartish. Leaving us to light up and pour another baileys coffee.

Oh to answer your question, No you arent allowed to smoke in the turret and if you end up in scotland it is also illegal
 
#20
vandyke said:
Oh to answer your question, No you arent allowed to smoke in the turret and if you end up in scotland it is also illegal
Cheeeers. That's all I wanted to know. As for smoking in general, sure, I don't, but I also go out drinking and crap with people who do, so I know what to expect. It's not like I am a fücking pussy (most of the time).
 

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