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    Airplane fuel tanks turned into Vietnamese boats

    During the Vietnam war, US planes used aluminum drop tanks to store surplus fuel for jets and tankers. The tanks could be jettisoned mid-flight, or, in some cases, were simply abandoned on the ground.

    Clever Vietnamese people cut and customized the drop tanks into capable canoes and river boats.

    The tanks onboard a fighter jet:



    The tanks converted into boats:






    Previously: German WWII military helmets re-manufactured into colanders

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    We did the same after the war, except we made lakesters from the tanks...

    https://saltfever.wordpress.com/2011...at-bonneville/
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    Good use of those fuel tanks .

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    Quote Originally Posted by mklotz View Post
    We did the same after the war, except we made lakesters from the tanks...

    https://saltfever.wordpress.com/2011...at-bonneville/
    Good one Marv! I've semi followed Bonneville and saw those Lakesters and thought they looked suspiciously like drop tanks but they were never the focus of the story I was reading.


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