Friday, February 26, 2010

Google Earth visits the graveyard of aviation

These are the first high-resolution images available via Google Earth of the Boneyard at Davis-Monthan AFB, where over 4,000 U.S. military planes are stored in the dry desert conditions. Some are eventually cut up for scrap; some are used for parts for still-operational U.S. and Allied planes; a small minority are pulled out, repaired, and put back to work, usually via a transfer to foreign militaries. It's a strange monument to the technological prowess of 20th-century America.

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