No need to caption this.
Those were the days (1981) - SADF. I remember digging the pits for these latrines. We used to call them "go-karts". They stood out in the hot African sun and got very hot. When doing your number two you first had to cool the seat down with water, otherwise you ran the risk of blisters on your behind!
Weekend Wings #39: South Africa's "Franken-Mirages", Part 1 of 3
I'm sure readers know of Mary Shelley's famous novel 'Frankenstein'. Briefly, Dr. Victor Frankenstein assembles a monster in the form of a human being, using body parts from "the dissecting-room and the slaughter-house". Since then, the first part of his name has become a byword to describe anything that resembles a known thing, but uses parts from other things. For example, in the shooting world, a 'Franken-FAL' is a FAL rifle (like this one, for example) that looks as if it came from the…