Davis Monthan AFB - The Boneyard, Tucson

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    Davis-Monthan Airplane Boneyard

    by MatthewMetcalfe Written Feb 11, 2009

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    Tuscon's dry weather makes it a perfect location for storing planes. In the graveyard there are over 4200 planes and helicopters in various states of "scrapping". I saw old A-7, F-4 and f-14 planes as well as newer f-16 fighters and B-1 bombers. It's a neat drive around the area to see what's there. The planes can be stored until needed or parted out to help maintain other planes.

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    Davis Monthan AFB -- The Boneyard

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Nov 20, 2006

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    The Boneyard at Davis Monthan Air Force Base -- officially "Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center or AMARC -- is the military's central repository for retired aircraft from all branches of the armed forces. Here you will see a little of everything from newer F-14s, F-16s, and B-1s, to Vietnam-era F-4s, F-111s, and B-52s. Most of the planes have their engines removed and all openings and galss "shrink-wrapped" in white plastic for protection. Hey...we just might need to use these aircraft or their parts some day in the event of the big one. There are about 5,000 airplanes in storage at the AMARC,

    Davis-Monthan AFB is closed to the public, but you can see parts of the boneyard from roads around the base perimeter, including Kolb Road, Irvington Road, and Escalante Road.

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