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Where your taxes go to die
« on: May 21, 2015, 05:41:38 PM »
Should be titled "Where your taxes go to die".
Where America's Airplanes Go To Die
Tyler Durden

Davis–Monthan Air Force Base is located in Tucson, Arizona. It occupies an area of over 10 square kilometers, equal to roughly 1,870 football fields. The base is the location of the Air Force Materiel Command's 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group, or AMARG in short. It is also known as the "boneyard."

With the area's low humidity in the 10%-20% range, meager rainfall of 11" annually, hard alkaline soil, and high altitude of 2,550 feet, it has the "just right" conditions to avoid corrosion and not to need paving when moving massive objects. It has emerged as the perfect venue for one thing: the largest aircraft boneyard in the world, with a typical inventory of more than 4,400 aircraft.

Allowing the aircraft to be naturally preserved for cannibalization or possible reuse, Davis-Monthan is the logical choice for a major storage facility. The geology of the desert allows aircraft to be moved around without having to pave the storage areas.

AMARG's role in the storage of military aircraft began after World War II, and continues today.

[lots of pictures at website]
The State is a body of armed men

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Re: Where your taxes go to die
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2015, 06:35:16 PM »
What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well.


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