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Posted: 4/25/2014 7:31:03 AM EDT
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2612962/Ingenious-farmers-build-vital-river-boats-fuel-tanks-jettisoned-U-S-planes-Vietnam-War.html

Ever wonder what happened to US military aircraft left behind after the Vietnam War? Locals are using the fuel tanks as CANOES

  • Fuel tanks ditched by aircraft during the Vietnam War are still scattered throughout the country's forests
  • Local farmers have started customising the hollow aluminum tubes to be used as river boats and canoes
  • Auxiliary fuel tanks were ditched by fighter jets as they limited speed and maneuverability in an emergency













MEANWHILE, IN 'MURICA ......















Link Posted: 4/25/2014 7:34:53 AM EDT

Cool!
Link Posted: 4/25/2014 7:36:26 AM EDT
neat thread, thanks for sharing
Link Posted: 4/25/2014 7:37:50 AM EDT
Alright, that is pretty rad.
Link Posted: 4/25/2014 7:39:31 AM EDT
Thread is chock full 'o awesome
Link Posted: 4/25/2014 7:40:04 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/25/2014 7:40:18 AM EDT
nice...
Link Posted: 4/25/2014 7:42:25 AM EDT
I use the same style mud motor they have on those boats. I would love to get one of the tanks to make a boat with. The guy that imports the motors makes trips to Thailand every year and his wife is from there. He shared more insight about the drop tank boats and its very cool.
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Link Posted: 4/25/2014 7:47:21 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By C-4:

Cool!
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Link Posted: 4/25/2014 7:47:52 AM EDT
Cool!
Link Posted: 4/25/2014 7:53:20 AM EDT
It started in WW2.






AND THEN .............


Link Posted: 4/25/2014 7:53:25 AM EDT
aww, no pics of Joe Dirt yet??

Link Posted: 4/25/2014 8:05:59 AM EDT
Dammet, now I find myself wanting a fuel tank canoe.
Link Posted: 4/25/2014 8:43:15 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By SexyPenguin:
I use the same style mud motor they have on those boats. I would love to get one of the tanks to make a boat with. The guy that imports the motors makes trips to Thailand every year and his wife is from there. He shared more insight about the drop tank boats and its very cool.
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We use them down here also in the swamps and shallow water. We call them Go-Devils.
Link Posted: 4/25/2014 8:52:55 AM EDT
I'd buy the shit outta one of those drop tanks and convert to an open top kayak.
Link Posted: 4/25/2014 9:37:28 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By warkittens:
Dammet, now I find myself wanting a fuel tank canoe.
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Me too!
Link Posted: 4/25/2014 9:41:56 AM EDT
Do you guys know of any American source for drop tanks? I don't really need one but I want one.
Link Posted: 4/25/2014 9:44:46 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/25/2014 10:20:21 AM EDT by BamaInArk]
"Hello...911! I just saw someone going down the road in what looked like a bomb"
Link Posted: 4/25/2014 9:46:26 AM EDT
That's actually pretty damn awesome.
Link Posted: 4/25/2014 9:48:09 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By DrewN:
aww, no pics of Joe Dirt yet??

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Link Posted: 4/25/2014 9:53:16 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Partisan:
Do you guys know of any American source for drop tanks? I don't really need one but I want one.
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+1
Link Posted: 4/25/2014 9:55:20 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Partisan:
Do you guys know of any American source for drop tanks? I don't really need one but I want one.
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Here.
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