Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Tucson's aircraft 'Boneyard'

The UK's Telegraph newspaper is running a story about the 2,600 acre airplane and helicopter "Boneyard" at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, following the release of new hi-res photos of the facility on Google Earth.   They report that more than 4,200 obsolete or mothballed aircraft are stored here.   Public tours are available.


  1. Anonymous6:18 PM

    Is there an approx. 'count' of how many of each type is 'mothballed' there/

  2. The Davis-Monthan AFB web site (http://www.dm.af.mil/units/AMARC.asp) says 4,400 planes but does not break it down further:

    "Immediately after World War II, the Army's San Antonio Air Technical Service Command established a storage facility for B-29 and C-47 aircraft at Davis-Monthan AFB. Today, this facility is the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (309 AMARG), which has grown to include more than 4,400 aircraft and 13 aerospace vehicles from the Air Force, Navy-Marine Corps, Army, Coast Guard, and several federal agencies including NASA."