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    I stumbled onto this link and thought people here would enjoy these well-taken photographs as much as I did.
    http://www.businessinsider.com/photo...oneyard-2013-1

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    Cool pictures. Thanks for posting the link.

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    Those are nice pics. I always enjoy seeing images from the boneyard, I'd love to roam around there myself. I understand why they keep some aircraft for possible recall to active service, others for spare parts, and some as possible future target drones. There are some I just don't understand why the haven't already been made into soda cans. Why is that H-34 still there? Another photo seems to show a fleet of C-97s in the background, are they planning to bring those back on line?

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    The boneyard at Davis-Monthan AFB is a fascinating place to look at. A good way to look at it is on Google Earth. I find it incredible the number and diversity of aircraft there. After some searching, I found four D-21 supersonic drones from the 1960's and the tails of old Pan Am 707's laying in the Arizona sun. The sheer cost of retired or junked aircraft must have originally cost the taxpayers many hundreds of billions of dollars. If only I could get the nose of one of the aircraft there for a home cockpit project. How about a C-5A Galaxy simpit?

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    http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=32.15262,...20Force%20Base

    It reminds me of March AFB in Riverside, CA. They have some old war birds there too.

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    Does anyone here know locations of russian or old soviet boneyards that could be found on Google Earth?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VERT002 View Post
    Does anyone here know locations of russian or old soviet boneyards that could be found on Google Earth?
    Monino, Russia, the national air museum, and there's the big Long-Distance Aviation base, Engels-2. Not boneyards, but interesting to browse with Google Earth. Under the Lugar-Nunn treaty, many of the big Soviet planes had to be chopped up for scrap, and they've never had a big central boneyard like Davis-Monthan.
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    Also not a boneyard, but you can check out Riga airport in Latvia. There's an open air aviation museum there with a bunch of jets (including a Tu-22) and some big Russian helo's (early model Hind included). Passed through the airport there once so far, thought my eyes were deceiving me when I saw the Tu-22 :P. Have not had a chance to visit the museum though. Google maps has a cloud partially over the area, but Bing Maps is CAVOK .
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    Quote Originally Posted by linc278 View Post
    I stumbled onto this link and thought people here would enjoy these well-taken photographs as much as I did.
    http://www.businessinsider.com/photo...oneyard-2013-1
    Thanks for posting this one, I've added the article title "THE BONEYARD: Where Air Force Birds Go To Die" to Headline's sub forum along with links and titles to the others so our CMS system gets them indexed for people searching on the subject. Excellent articles, videos and photos. These boneyards are a cockpit builders dream along with Peter Cos Flightdeck Solutions parts as well.

    Quote Originally Posted by CRJ_simpilot View Post
    http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=32.15262,...20Force%20Base

    It reminds me of March AFB in Riverside, CA. They have some old war birds there too.
    Since my wife has relatives that live near Tucson I've been to the The Boneyard in your Satellite view link you posted. It's The Davis Montham Air Force Base Area

    If you ever get a chance to go to that area also see the Pima Air & Space Museum, it's well worth it.

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    I've been to the March air force base museum and the Hill air force museum. At the Hill air force base museum they had a SR-71. I wasn't suppose to but I just had to touch the beast.

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