JET FUEL CONTAINERS AS CANOES

Jet Fuel Containers As Canoes
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JET FUEL CONTAINERS AS CANOES



Written by Robert Foster
15 Wednesday 15th January 2014

Here's a fun little nugget of fact I learned last night: during the Vietnam war, US fighter jets flew all over Vietnam using JP-8 fuel. This fuel was strapped on to the jet in external containers, and when they would run out of fuel the pilots would just drop them to lighten the weight of the plane. By the end of the Vietnam War the US had left a lot of the fighter jet fuel tanks in rural Vietnam.

Those fuel tanks scattered throughout the country were eventually recovered and repurposed as canoes. Cool huh?
 

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