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Old 09-20-2014, 12:08 AM   #1
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Where do old retired military aricraft end up once their playing days are over.....?



In a place called Tucson, Arizona.......bathing in the desert sun forever.

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I was stationed at Davis-Monthan back in 89-90, which is right next to the bone yard. Got to see a lot of neat stuff out there. And occasionally something would fly into the base that you wouldn't normally see. Like an F-106 drone conversion.

I try and get down there every once in a while since I now live in Phoenix. And there is also the Pima Air & Space Museum there too. There is a refurbished B-36D out in the yard that is absolutely amazing!

That looks like a pretty old pic. Now it's F-16s, F-15s and F/A-18s out there for the most part, and a lot of B-52Gs.

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Been to Pima Air & Space, but haven't been in the boneyard yet. I could spend a week in that museum!
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I was stationed at Davis-Monthan back in 89-90, which is right next to the bone yard. Got to see a lot of neat stuff out there. And occasionally something would fly into the base that you wouldn't normally see. Like an F-106 drone conversion.

I try and get down there every once in a while since I now live in Phoenix. And there is also the Pima Air & Space Museum there too. There is a refurbished B-36D out in the yard that is absolutely amazing!

That looks like a pretty old pic. Now it's F-16s, F-15s and F/A-18s out there for the most part, and a lot of B-52Gs.
I believe the article I got the info from stated the photo was taken in 2010....My son, who visited the facility in March 2014, mentioned the security at certain locations within the boneyard, is pretty serious looking.

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Love that museum, especially, the SR 71 and the Liberator. Then on the outside, the array of fighters and the Connie.
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I believe the article I got the info from stated the photo was taken in 2010....My son, who visited the facility in March 2014, mentioned the security at certain locations within the boneyard, is pretty serious looking.
2010? That's an aweful lot of Phantoms for 2010. By then all the Phantoms had been dismantled. In fact, I don't recall seeing many Phantoms there back in 90.

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Sorry extremely bad fuzzy pics from quikscan
Back in March '07 when I was working at Marana Correctional
I remember rows & rows of f4s and several "all black" planes.
Not sure of red cross planes. DC-??


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Wow, I just looked at overheads from MapQuest (pre-2009 based on the fact that the B-36D was still under restoration at Pima) and Google Maps. Google Maps looks like it's much more recent, and even it shows a large number of Phantoms in the boneyard. I'm quite surprised by that, I thought they would have all been dismantled and scrapped a long time ago.

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A-10 back in service......:



http://thehill.com/policy/defense/21...to-middle-east

Always thought these were ground support craft....guess the boots there will get some fine assistance....!

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Heck no the A-10 has not been retired! In fact, there is an A-10 Wing right there at Davis-Monthan next to the boneyard. I see them flying around every time I'm down in the Tucson area. Awesome machines, and a heck of a lot more maneuverable than you'd think.

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They were only sent from regular Air Force to National Guard, I think.

As for Crimzonrider's mystery planes, perhaps Boeing C-97, military version of the Stratocruiser?

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Xmech, I think you are correct,
from the physical photo I can see that "fat" lower cargo fuse area.
I remember t37s, 38s & F-5s, A-4s, F-4s, A-6s, 101s, 104s, 111s, 14s.
So many bombers.
Just hundreds of planes and parts, just static.

Speaking of A-10s, I remember seeing a few. Even a yA-9.
(had to Google to get name)
If you do face book, search "Save the A-10"

Sorry for going on & on, just a place I won't forget and I'm enjoying reminiscing.

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