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A specific detail in a military trench. Edit or translate this description.
Group: Military
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesmay be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Status: in use


A military=trench node can have an additional trench=* tag to specify major details in the trench walls. It can be a value from the table below, or some other appropriate value.

Core values

Key Value Element Comment Rendering Photo
trench dugout node area A pit dug into the ground as a shelter, especially from enemy fire. Not to be confused with the often much larger and better protected military=bunker.
Sandbagged dugout occupied by members of a howitzer battery (17624962325).jpg
trench firestep node area A step or platform in the front side of a military trench that soldiers can stand on and fire over the parapet.
Study for 'stand To' before Dawn. (no 1160) Art.IWMART3920.jpg