Bomber Tank Becomes Wading Pool

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Wade in the War Surplus

Wing tanks from B-17 bombers became splash sitesCourtesy Steve Struebing

** July 1947:** "Warplane wing tanks, which can be picked up as war surplus for about $5, make excellent back-yard wading pools. The pool shown was cut from a wing tank made for a B-17 bomber. It was laminated neoprene and cloth and required a couple of hours of cutting time, but it was so stiff that no frame was needed for rigidity."

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