Caribous in Vietnam

Long Range Fuel Tanks
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Long range flying wasn't exactly uppermost in the minds of the Caribou's designers.   When long overwater flights were necessary, additional fuel and oil was carried in the cargo compartment.  The rubber fuel bladders were filled with avgas and then pressurized with the deicing pumps.  As fuel was burned from the wing tanks, more could be added by operating the valves shown at the right.  This particular picture was taken somewhere along the route from Cam Ranh Bay to Kadena AFB in Okinawa (by way of Clark AB in the Philippines).

Revised: 24 March 1999