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#390675 - 23rd Feb 2010 2:39pm £22bn 'military cemetery' on Google Earth
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The world’s most expensive military cemetery, a £22.6 billion centre dubbed “The Boneyard”, has been pictured in a spectacular series of new high-resolution Google Earth satellite images.
The 60 year-old facility, the size of 1,300 football pitches and sprawled across the desert in Tucson, Arizona, houses the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG) and is America's only storehouse for out-of-service aircraft.

Now for the first time, a series of stunning high resolution satellite images of the four-square-mile facility, nicknamed “the Boneyard”, have been produced by Google Earth.





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#390677 - 23rd Feb 2010 2:44pm Re: £22bn 'military cemetery' on Google Earth [Re: StuyMac]
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That's mad - spotted that before. What a horrendous waste. Why don't they weigh them all in? raftl
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#390678 - 23rd Feb 2010 2:48pm Re: £22bn 'military cemetery' on Google Earth [Re: MissGuided]
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it's america. they leave s**t everywhere. at least it isnt full of mcdonalds waste.

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#390679 - 23rd Feb 2010 2:50pm Re: £22bn 'military cemetery' on Google Earth [Re: MissGuided]
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think Wonder if they would give you £2k off your next plane....
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#390689 - 23rd Feb 2010 3:51pm Re: £22bn 'military cemetery' on Google Earth [Re: StuyMac]
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Because it is so dry out there some of them are kept in preservation and can be put back into service at minimum cost. You'd be surprised at a lot of the waste in this country as well. But there must be a bally's yard out there somewhere I suppose.
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#390694 - 23rd Feb 2010 3:53pm Re: £22bn 'military cemetery' on Google Earth [Re: StuyMac]
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Originally Posted By: StuyMac
think Wonder if they would give you £2k off your next plane....

does it come with a side of fries? raftl

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#390718 - 23rd Feb 2010 5:42pm Re: £22bn 'military cemetery' on Google Earth [Re: Shadow_Omega]
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I guess they cant just "scrap" them incase there is anything "secret" still on them think

...otherwise they could do with.... webuyanyplane.com raftl
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#390729 - 23rd Feb 2010 6:12pm Re: £22bn 'military cemetery' on Google Earth [Re: StuyMac]
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They also Chop them up were they sit and then leave them there for other satellites to see as part of some program for decommissioning.

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#390755 - 23rd Feb 2010 7:18pm Re: £22bn 'military cemetery' on Google Earth [Re: Wheels]
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Bet theres not enough bits to make 1 decent one!
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#390803 - 23rd Feb 2010 8:57pm Re: £22bn 'military cemetery' on Google Earth [Re: Capt_America]
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Some of them are a strange colour because they've been wrapped in plastic sheeting. They're being very well preserved, and have reached the end of their life, they cannot be flown anymore! Basically they are there as parts for other planes.
In my last job three of us nearly went out there (we even got permission) but 30 of us were made redundant. frown

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#390806 - 23rd Feb 2010 9:02pm Re: £22bn 'military cemetery' on Google Earth [Re: DavidB]
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add tanks, jeeps, landing craft and other stuff from wars and they could make it into a great museum for tourists

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#390919 - 24th Feb 2010 10:08am Re: £22bn 'military cemetery' on Google Earth [Re: derekdwc]
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The old Russian fleet is another gigantic dump but it is spread all over their coast line ports. The nuke boats are a great hazard, which is a pity when their power plants can be used to provide electricity.
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