The $1,210 issued Coffee Cup

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#1
Apparently the USAF like to have their coffee hot. And so the USAF spends $1,210 per (empty!) cup. Why? Because it has to be specifically approved for use in military aircraft. And the company which makes them realised that all their Christmas' had come early.

Of course, being in the military and being responsible for aircraft worth many millions of dollars, the crew break their shiny coffee cups (well, the plastic handle, anyway). And the manufacturer is clever and can't (won't) repair or replace the handle. So now the USAF are planning on printing their own handles.

YCMIU....

Printed Coffee Cup Handles
 
#3
Apparently the USAF like to have their coffee hot. And so the USAF spends $1,210 per (empty!) cup. Why? Because it has to be specifically approved for use in military aircraft. And the company which makes them realised that all their Christmas' had come early.

Of course, being in the military and being responsible for aircraft worth many millions of dollars, the crew break their shiny coffee cups (well, the plastic handle, anyway). And the manufacturer is clever and can't (won't) repair or replace the handle. So now the USAF are planning on printing their own handles.

YCMIU....

Printed Coffee Cup Handles
But they are super special leak proof ones with built in heating elements and will not start a fire in an aeroplane
Obvs $1200 is taking the piss.
But then it's nothing new.This from 1986!
$37 screws, a $7,622 coffee maker, $640 toilet seats; : suppliers to our military just won't be oversold
 
#7
Where do you plug it in?
  • Keeps contents hot for 7 hours
That should cover it. Plus no handle to break.*

*Highly skilled aircrew and ground personnel hand to eye co-ordination should ensure a satisfactory mug to mouth interface. £25, but to you £750.
 

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