In the photo, the most expensive, and possibly the world's largest army graveyard for old technology - the American Air Force Base Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, or The Boneyard, as they call this database the locals. The base became the last refuge for thousands of older aircraft and helicopters, which mothballed until better times.
base area - about 11 square kilometers. Annually deposited receives about 400 units, and the same is eliminated (sold to friendly countries or destroyed). This number does not include the fleet, destroyed by separate interstate agreements. Total is based on approximately 4,400 aircraft. The total cost of the entire fleet - about 35 billion. Dollars.
When setting for storage from all machines dismantled weapons and sensitive equipment. Fuel systems are drained and pumped oil, forming a protective film.
Park equipment on the basis divided into 4 categories
• Long-term preservation (potentially combat-ready equipment)
• Short-term preservation (potentially combat-ready equipment)
• Planes - donor parts (gradually understand, unfit for action)
• Appliances for sale