Airplane Graveyard
at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.

From: modert
Mon Jan 23 17:05:38 -0800 2006
Where planes go to DIE!!!!

From: Korkki
Wed Mar 01 09:27:21 -0800 2006
Does anyone have any more information about this area. A list of planes or something?

From: Ravendark54
Wed Mar 01 14:22:45 -0800 2006
I was surprised by the number of F-14's sitting out there. I knew they were being phased out, but I figured at the cost they came in at they'd be held on to a little better.

From: Omnicyde
Fri May 26 23:16:48 -0700 2006
It's mostly military Aircraft, from the Air Force and Navy, but I may have seen a Marine chopper or two in there. It's homes to F-16s, F-15, F-4s, F-18s, F-14s, A-10s, C-130s, C-141s, B-52s, just to name a few. More recently, too recently to be seen here, they added four B1-B bombers. I'm not sure you can see these here as well, but there are also two of the small drones the SR-71s used.

From: Fayb
Tue Oct 03 14:13:23 -0700 2006
wounder What the mythbusters could do with stuff like this?

From: SwissFreek
Mon Oct 23 11:23:35 -0700 2006
The chopped up planes are B-52's. Part of the START treaty which the United States entered into with the Soviet Union required a reduction of the number of bombers, and that a certain number be destroyed per year. They got a big concrete block, hung it from a crane, and dropped the block on the wing roots and at the base of the tail to cut the planes into pieces. Breaking them at these spots basically makes them damaged beyond repair. The remains then had to stay out in the open for 90 days so that Russian satellites could photograph them for verification purposes. Pretty neat stuff, but a sad end for a B-52...

From: SwissFreek
Mon Oct 23 11:26:18 -0700 2006
Oh, and the aircraft with the swing wings are F-111 Aardvarks (retired in the mid-90's), not Tomcats. Tomcats had/have twin tails.

From: Ravendark54
Mon Oct 23 23:48:04 -0700 2006
there are f-14's out there as well as the F-111's. I understand the F-111's numbers there more than the F-14's.

From: Dyvion
Sat Nov 04 22:37:23 -0800 2006
The last of the F-14's was recently retired... it was a very sad event... the pilot flew it to the museum where it would be interred (sniffle) and let it sit on the taxiway till it ran out of gas... sputter sputter cough... whirrr.... click click click. End of an era.

From: mianiak
Mon Feb 05 18:13:16 -0800 2007
someone asked if there is a list of the planes and what types they are, if you use google earth and have the checkbox for google earth community checked, you will see posts where people have named each type of aircraft.

From: Dan
Wed Sep 19 03:00:20 -0700 2007
Couldn’t they just give them away or something, I’d like any one of them.

From: Dan
Wed Sep 19 03:05:48 -0700 2007
And, where can I buy an A10 from?

From: Ildefonso P Neto
Fri Sep 21 13:25:01 -0700 2007
I think that you couldn't!

From: Korkki
Wed Sep 26 09:11:02 -0700 2007
There are over 10 B-1:s already. How many of those are made?

From: Indy in Indiana
Wed Sep 26 12:13:19 -0700 2007

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24 inactive

From: ecw
Sat Nov 10 12:10:08 -0800 2007
when is the graveyard open and what is the addmission

From: Cujomojo
Thu Nov 12 05:48:39 -0800 2009
Some of the best examples are away from the main group of aircraft. At the bottom of the runway, scroll down. There is a seperate compound, with what looks like one of everything in it. There is another compound out to the left of the runway that has some old DC-3's in it.

From: rick000
Wed Nov 25 11:09:14 -0800 2009
I have not seen a comment stating if there are tours or access to the site. Is this just a peek through the fence site?

From: playerpage
Sun Dec 13 18:30:00 -0800 2009
If you live in Southern California and can't get out to this spot--Davis Monathan AFB in Tucson, AZ--there is a similar facility at March Air Reserve Base, in Moreno Valley, CA. ht tp:/ /www. marchfield. org.

From: jimmyjazz3
Thu Feb 25 07:39:01 -0800 2010
This is ridiculous... You get MUCH higher detail from this same site in Bird Eye closeup from Bing Maps. Check it out at

From: virgo
Thu Mar 25 16:51:24 -0700 2010
Does anyone know where I can buy an old Radial Engine for a good price? I am going to school as an A&P student. Thank you.

From: ozo
Mon Apr 25 11:48:29 -0700 2011
I have always wanted to cut off a copit and have it.

From: Nakoa
Wed Mar 06 20:47:35 -0800 2013
I was stationed at Davis Monthan for A-10's and been to the boneyard plenty of times. If you want to go there here is the website:


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