Fighter Jet Fuel Tanks Were Dumped On Vietnam. Wait Til You See How They Use Them Today!

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Fighter Jet Fuel Tanks Were Dumped On Vietnam Farmers 40 Years Ago. Wait Til You See What They Did!
January 14, 2014Stories from Viral Nova


During a war, more than just the politicians and soldiers are affected by the fighting. Take these farmers in South Vietnam, for example. 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 that fuel is used, they are jettisoned to reduce overall weight of the plane.

Hopefully none of the empty tanks hit innocent people or their property… but where did those fuel tanks go?

The large fuel tanks were dumped onto the countryside by USAF jets so that they could maneuver better, protecting the pilots.

Those fuel tanks scattered throughout the country were eventually recovered and repurposed.


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