fighting compartment

fighting compartment

[′fīd·iŋ kəm‚pärt·mənt]
(ordnance)
A portion of a fighting vehicle in which the occupants service and fire the principal armament, occupying a part of the hull and all of the turret, if any.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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