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For those of you that have never seen this, it is something to see.

The precision in the way they are parked is impressive. It is difficult to
comprehend the size of the "Bone yard" and
the number of aircraft stored there. Of course the important thing to
remember is that they are all capable of being returned to flying
condition if the need ever arises. If you are ever in the Tucson area,
the weekly tours of the bone yard is still given through the Tucson Air
Museum,
located just south of Davis Montham AFB. Both the museum and the bone yard
are very popular attractions in the Arizona desert.
It is difficult to comprehend the number of military aircraft in dead
storage until you see these photographs! Even if you have seen
this before, look again.






1- The 3rd largest Air Force in the
world is sitting on the ground here.



2- It's the only unit in the
U.S. Air Force that actually makes a profit.

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Impressive... even bigger then our active Canadian army
 

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i.e you know you aint pay your taxes last year :D
 

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I.E. 750 said:
all i see is tax-payer money rusting away:thumbdown
thats why they are in az, so they dont rust. But yeah it does seem like a waste to just let them sit there
 

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sleepy03 said:
thats why they are in az, so they dont rust. But yeah it does seem like a waste to just let them sit there
It seems that some of them are put to use for other things such as drones and some of them are sold for scrap. Others end up being sold to other militarys and we could be put back into service if we need it to.
 

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That's alot of money just sitting there...Nice Pics though might have to visit if I'm ever in AZ
 

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All the B-52's were cut up and sold for scrap metal. about 550 of em. One of the saddest things to see. Now it is full of the C-141 that is being cut up the same way. With the B-52 they stripped them down and used the parts for the ones still flying.

Oh and with alot of those aircraft it actually SAVES money to keep them stored there. Civillian airlines do the same thing. The sad one for me is seeing the C-5 there cause I actualy fly on those babies, but it actually gets us some fresh parts.
 
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