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2022-05-20 -Lurid Crime Tales-
The great aviation graveyard: New aerial images show thousands of military planes neatly left to die or be cannibalized across Arizona desert
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Posted by Skidmark 2022-05-20 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [10797 views ]  Top
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#1 I live 2 blocks away. 'Awesome' is a word I rarely use: but this air park deserves such a description.
Posted by borgboy 2022-05-20 00:19||   2022-05-20 00:19|| Front Page Top

#2 What a waste
Posted by bman 2022-05-20 11:40||   2022-05-20 11:40|| Front Page Top

#3 #2 What a waste
Posted by: bman 2022-05-20 11:40


...Far from it. AMARC has been a priceless resource for parts, foreign sales, and the occasional resurrection for US service.

Mike
Posted by MikeKozlowski 2022-05-20 11:58||   2022-05-20 11:58|| Front Page Top

#4 Marana Air Center down the street is a civilian boneyard. Formerly a Christian’s in Action base where Tibetan rebels were trained
Posted by Cloluck Bourbon1058 2022-05-20 12:17||   2022-05-20 12:17|| Front Page Top

#5 Awesome pics! Flew over that area 2012 in the back of an F-15D Eagle which is now living there. The fractured B-52's were actually set up there so the Soviet's could identify our compliance with nuclear arms limitations. IIRC some of the ex Afghan helicopters now serving Ukraine were briefly stored there.
Rumor has it that you will not see any F 14s there, because of concerns that spare parts could have been sent to Iran.
Posted by Omavilet Bourbon7511 2022-05-20 12:30||   2022-05-20 12:30|| Front Page Top

#6 Used to be a nice row of stored Titan boosters there, they are all gone now.
Posted by M. Murcek 2022-05-20 12:38||   2022-05-20 12:38|| Front Page Top

#7 Heard that the M&R group there actually generates a profit, as in parts sold for more that it costs to operate.
Posted by ed in texas 2022-05-20 15:52||   2022-05-20 15:52|| Front Page Top

#8 The way the headline is written is why I cast a jaundiced eye at every piece of news I hear and see. Makes it sound like a great evil is being committed. Almost click bait.
Posted by AlmostAnonymous5839 2022-05-20 16:00||   2022-05-20 16:00|| Front Page Top

#9 ^
Posted by Too Old To Work 2022-05-20 20:35||   2022-05-20 20:35|| Front Page Top

#10 Also, breaking news from 1945.
Posted by Too Old To Work 2022-05-20 20:36||   2022-05-20 20:36|| Front Page Top

#11  why I cast a jaundiced eye at every piece of news I hear and see.

Evaluating rather than believing is the whole point, guys. :-)
Posted by trailing wife 2022-05-20 20:55||   2022-05-20 20:55|| Front Page Top

#12 That second pic seems to be from the Pima Air and Space Museum, that's across the street.
Posted by Slappy 2022-05-20 21:02||   2022-05-20 21:02|| Front Page Top

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