50 YEARS OF THE DESERT BONEYARD.

Chinnery, Philip.


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Shrewsbury, 1st ed., 1995. 112 pp., numerous cold., photo-ills. P.c., 27 x 23cm. FINE. This is the story of the Davis-Monthan Air Base in the Arizona desert where the USAF, Navy and Army send all their surplus and obsolete aircraft. Not all aircraft come here to die – some are cannibalised for useful spare parts; the navy send some aircraft here to keep them away from the damaging effects of the salt air at Naval coast bases; and others, such as the F4 Phantoms were kept in ‘inviolate storage' to be fuelled up and put into service on a few weeks notice if required.


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