Saturday, January 18, 2014

U.S. fighter jet fuel tanks were dumped on 
Vietnamese farmers during the 'Vietnam War'. . . 
What did they do with them?

During the Vietnam War, fighter jets would be constantly flying over the countryside.  Military tactical jet planes rely on the JP-8 fuel that’s loaded into external fuel tanks, but once fuel is used, they are jettisoned to reduce overall weight of the plane. The large fuel tanks were dumped onto the countryside by USAF jets so that they could maneuver better.

Those fuel tanks scattered throughout the country were eventually recovered and recycled by the resilient Vietnamese.

The citizens of Vietnam transformed them into makeshift canoes. . .

. . . perfectly suited for water travel.

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