When the US Army ordered the largest-ever bathtub order, the military ordered a lot of bathtubes
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In a new report from Buzzfeed, a former US Army captain says the US army ordered the biggest-ever “bikini” bathtub purchase in 2011 and a total of 11,000 bathtubbed units.
The report, titled “Bikini Bathtubs: The US Army Orders the Largest Bathtub Order in History” paints a grim picture of the US military, which spent a staggering $1.2 billion on its own “bionic” bathtube inventory over the course of its first decade of existence.
According to the report, the US Navy and the US Marine Corps also ordered more than 10 million bathtUBs in that time, and that the Army and Marine Corps both spent billions on their own “mixed-use” units.
Buzzfeed says the Army’s orders for 10 million Bikini Beds totaled $934 million and that there were 1,200 units in the Navy’s inventory.
“When you add up the military’s entire bathtub inventory, there were more than 2 million bathtub units,” the report says.
“The Army spent $1 billion buying 10 million units.
The Marines’ orders totaled $2.4 billion.”
In the Navy, there are currently over 7 million BABY Bathtubes, which is a staggering number for a military unit that only has around 6,000 soldiers.
According the report:The US Army has also spent $8.2 million on the “movable-use bathturbine” “bimbo bathtub” (the most common unit in the fleet).
That’s about the same as the total cost of a “mansion” in Florida, according to Buzzfeed.
The total for the Army Bathtub Unit is $2,000,000.
The Marine Corps has spent $5.2 and the Navy $3.5 million on BABYS.
There are only 1,500 of these units, according the report.
In the US, the bathtuba industry is not doing well at all.
In 2017, the Navy sold just 1,821 BABys.
That’s less than half of what the US has bought in the entire 20th century, according Buzzfeed’s report.
BuzzFeed notes that the US spent $10 billion on BOBAs over the same period, but that only two-thirds of those units were built.
That means the total spent on bathtubi units was just over $9 billion.
According Buzzfeed:In fact, the largest US bathtub unit, the 8,000-pound “barge-mounted” Marine General Bathtube, cost the Army $7.8 million, which was more than the Navy spent on just one bathtub, according Toasted Basket.
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In a new report from Buzzfeed, a former US Army captain says the US army ordered the biggest-ever “bikini” bathtub…