U.S. military aircraft graveyard in the desert built retired military aircraft parked 4000 (Figure)
data for: retired military fighter aircraft parked in the cemetery, according to British media
23 reported that the United States located in the Arizona desert, Davis – Monthan Air Force Base. Many Americans only know that it is the U.S. Army’s 309 aerospace maintenance regeneration group stationed base, little is known, it is the world’s largest and most expensive of the “aircraft graveyard.”
nearly 4,000 retired military in this “rest”
“aircraft graveyard” in 4000 parked near the U.S. military retired or scrapped aircraft, Their total value is still $ 35 billion. United States, “Google Earth” satellite photos recently for the first time disclosed the “aircraft graveyard” on the dock of the packed spectacle of thousands of military aircraft. These retired or scrapped under the U.S. military aircraft, including air, sea, army and coast guard obsolete bombers, fighters, unmanned aircraft, helicopters and military cargo aircraft, for example, including the Vietnam War era heavy bombers B-52S, and in the 1980s movie “Top Gun” appears in the F-14 “Tomcat” fighter jets and so on.
retired aircraft as “organ donor”
Although these aircraft have been retired or scrapped, but their total value is still $ 35 billion. These aircraft like the “organ donor”, they are important parts of the body of some good can still be removed, as the number of repair parts to the assembly of military aircraft still in service.
the “aircraft graveyard” in fact, a large waste recycling center plane. Every day, hundreds of U.S. military aircraft maintenance personnel were in the shuttle and work, demolition of some retired under the engine well above aircraft, electronic equipment, arms, or electrical wiring. Some of these well-airplane parts will be recycled, and some will be stored. As the “aircraft graveyard” in Arizona where the desert climate is very dry docked at the military aircraft nearly scrapped here rarely rust. However, some rare and valuable retired aircraft is still vacuum sealed packaging to protect up to protect the damaged parts will not rust.
was “Transformers 2″ filming locations
It is reported that the “aircraft graveyard” was first established in 1946, was only used to store B -29 bombers and C-47 transport aircraft. Today, the “aircraft graveyard” on most of the retired aircraft just as the “organ donor” role. They are still intact parts are removed, and installed a number of U.S. military aircraft still in service. However, some aircraft will be re-installed on new electronic devices and security systems, which can once again take to the skies for the U.S. military service, significant savings for the United States under the Pentagon’s many military budget. In the past 25 years, the “aircraft graveyard” on about 21% of the retired aircraft repair and modification through after it was useful to re-fly the blue sky.
In addition, the huge air base has been used for several Hollywood film location shooting, including “Transformers 2.” West Wyatt