Davis-Monthan Air Force Boneyard in Tucson: Boneyard Layout, Operations, Tours, and Maps


Davis-Monthan & AMARG's Role as the Largest Military Aircraft Boneyard

Davis-Monthan AFB's role in the storage of military aircraft began after World War II, and continues today.

It has evolved into "the largest aircraft boneyard in the world".

With the area's low humidity in the 10%-20% range, meager rainfall of 11" annually, hard alkaline soil, and high altitude of 2,550 feet allowing the aircraft to be naturally preserved for cannibalization or possible reuse, Davis-Monthan is the logical choice for a major storage facility.

Stacks of Republic F-84F and F-84G Thunderstreaks at Davis-Monthan AFB awaiting scrapping in November, 1958
Stacks of Republic F-84F and F-84G Thunderstreaks at Davis-Monthan AFB awaiting scrapping in November, 1958

The geology of the desert allows aircraft to be moved around without having to pave the storage areas.

By May of 1946, more than 600 B-29 Superfortresses and 200 C-47 Skytrains had been moved to Davis-Monthan. Some were preserved and returned to action in the Korean War, others were scrapped.

In February of 1956, the first Convair B-36 Peacemaker aircraft arrived at Davis-Monthan AFB for scrapping. All of the fleet of 384 Peacemakers would ultimately be dismantled except for four remaining B-36 survivors saved for air museums.

B-36 Peacemakers at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in the Tucson desert boneyard waiting to be scrapped
End of the line: ground view of B-36 Peacemakers at Davis-Monthan AFB in 1958

In 1965, the Department of Defense decided to close its Litchfield Park storage facility in Phoenix, and consolidate the Navy's surplus air fleet into Davis-Monthan. Along with this move, the name of the 2704th Air Force Storage and Disposition Group was changed to Military Aircraft Storage and Disposition Center (MASDC) to better reflect its joint services mission.

In early 1965, aircraft from Litchfield Park began the move from Phoenix to Tucson, mostly moved by truck, a cheaper alternative than removing planes from their protective coverings, flying them, and protecting them again.

The last Air Force B-47 jet bomber was retired at the end of 1969, and the entire fleet was dismantled at Davis-Monthan except for about 30 Stratojets which were saved for display in air museums.

In 1985, the facility's name was changed again, from MASDC to the Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center (AMARC) as outdated ICBM missiles also entered storage at Davis-Monthan. In the 1990s 365 surplus B-52 Stratofortress bombers were dismantled at the facility.

Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG): Home of the World's Largest Airplane Boneyard

Aerial view of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and AMARG airplane boneyard in Tucson, Arizona with rows of C-141 Starlifters, B-1B Lancers and F-111 Aardvarks in storage
Aerial view of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and AMARG airplane boneyard in Tucson, Arizona with rows of C-141 Starlifters, B-1B Lancers and F-111 Aardvarks in storage

Davis-Monthan is today the location of the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG), the sole aircraft boneyard and parts reclamation facility for all excess military and government aircraft.

Aircraft from the Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, NASA and other government agencies are processed at AMARG, which employs 550 people, almost all civilians. It is the largest airplane boneyard in the world.

Another role of AMARG is to support the program that converts old fighter jets, such as the F-4 Phantom II and F-16, into aerial target drones.

It also serves as an auxiliary facility of the National Museum of the United States Air Force, and stores tooling for out-of-production military aircraft.

AMARG's typical inventory comprises more than 4,400 aircraft, which makes it the largest aircraft storage and preservation facility in the world.

The Air Force Materiel Command's 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG) is organized as follows:

  • 576th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Squadron
  • 577th Commodities Reclamation Squadron
  • 578th Storage and Disposal Squadron
  • 309th Support Squadron
C-141 Starlifter sliced in half - former AETC aircraft from Altus AFB, S/N 67946 at AMARG
C-141 Starlifter sliced in half - former AETC aircraft from Altus AFB, 67946 at AMARG
Not all aircraft at the boneyard are scrapped. In this USAF photo, B-52H Stratofortress "Ghost Rider" S/N 61-1007 is being restored back to flight status at Davis-Monthan AFB by AMARG boneyard personnel along with maintenance crews from Barksdale, Minot and Tinker Air Force Bases.
Boeing B-52H "Ghost Rider" S/N 61-1007
Boeing B-52H "Ghost Rider" S/N 61-1007 returns to flight at Davis-Monthan AFB in Tucson after 7 years of storage at the AMARG "boneyard". The flight was from Tucson to Barksdale AFB in Louisiana on February 17, 2015 at 23,000 feet at a speed of 250 knots with a crew of three. This aircraft, the first B-52 restored to service after boneyard storage, will replace B-52 0049 taken out of service after a cockpit fire.
Boeing B-52H "Ghost Rider" S/N 61-1007

AMARG Aircraft In-Processing Procedures

When aircraft arrive at the AMARG, they are by the "receiving branch". Each aircraft brings along its entire history of documentation, including maintenance actions over its years of service.

Long-term aircraft storage area at Davis-Monthan Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG)
Long-term aircraft storage area at Davis-Monthan AMARG (staff photo)

All aircraft going into storage are processed as follows:

  • All guns, ejection seat charges, and classified hardware are removed, along with clocks and data plates.
  • Each aircraft is washed on arrival . The washing is especially important for aircraft that have served aboard aircraft carriers or in tropical locations where they were subject to the corrosive effects of warm, salty air.
  • The fuel system is protected by draining it, refilling it with lightweight oil, and then draining it again, leaving a protective oil film.
  • The aircraft is sealed from dust, sunlight, and high temperatures. This is done using a variety of materials, ranging from "spraylat" (a white, opaque, high-tech vinyl plastic compound sprayed on the aircraft) to simple garbage bags. With the white coating, interior temperatures will usually remain within 15 degrees of the outside ambient air temperature.
  • The plane is towed by a tug to its designated "storage" position.

Aircraft Inventory Types Used by AMARG

AMARG uses the following official "Type" categories for aircraft in storage:

  • Type 1000 - aircraft at AMARG for long-term storage, to be maintained until recalled to active service. These aircraft are "inviolate" - have a high potential to return to flying status and no parts may be removed from them. These aircraft are “represerved” every four years.
  • Type 2000 - aircraft available for parts reclamation, as “aircraft storage bins” for parts, to keep other aircraft flying.
  • Type 3000 - "flying hold" aircraft kept in near flyable condition in short-term, temporary storage; waiting for transfer to another unit, sale to another country, or reclassification to the other three types.
  • Type 4000 - aircraft in excess of DoD needs - these have been gutted and every useable part has been reclaimed. They will be sold, broken down into scrap, smelted into ingots, and recycled.
Rows and rows of jet fighters in long-term storage at AMARG (Staff photo)
Rows and rows of jet fighters in storage at AMARG

AMARG Layout and Aircraft Storage Areas

F-100 Super Sabre seen on Celebrity Row on the AMARG bus tour at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona
F-100 Super Sabre seen on Celebrity Row on the AMARG bus tour (staff photo)

Kolb Road runs north-south through the AMARG area, and is below ground level so viewing aircraft from this part of the road is really not possible from a moving vehicle.

The northern boundary of the area is East Escalante Road and East Irvington Road, while the southern boundary runs along East Valencia Road. See map below.

The area to the west of Kolb Road is used mainly for long-term storage, but also contains the arrivals ramp, maintenance shelters, wash racks, lubrication area, and preservation preparation.

Also on the west side is an area commonly called "Celebrity Row" or "History Row", a major stopping point on the bus tours and includes representative aircraft of the type in storage at the time. The aircraft on display in this area will vary from time to time, and year to year.

Parts reclamation area at Davis-Monthan AFB AMARG
C-135 aircraft in the parts reclamation area at Davis-Monthan AFB AMARG
(photo by the AirplaneBoneyards.com staff)

The area to the east is used to store aircraft which are in the process of being reclaimed for parts. In Fiscal Year 2012 AMARG "pulled" more than 10,000 parts, with a value of $472 million. In that year the five fleets calling for the most parts were the Air Force's F-15, B-1B, F-16, C-5, and C-135. The only Navy airplane on the top 10 list, the P-3 Orion, came in sixth.

Orders for spare parts are received by AMARG on a Form 44. It documents the requesting base/unit, its priority, whether it supports a combat mission, classification, special handling requirements, acceptable substitutions, and other information.

Aircraft Scrapping Companies Located Near Davis-Monthan

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Once a military plane is stripped of parts, the remains are put up for bid to private scrap dealers. Many of these are located close by Davis-Monthan, including K-Tech Aviation, Southwest Alloys, Allied Aircraft, Specialized Aircraft, United Aeronautical Corporation, and others.

In earlier years, such companies would receive aircraft mostly intact; today, they are shredded/crushed before being provided to the scrapping companies.

Aerial Map of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, AMARG and the Pima Air & Space Museum

Map of the location of Davis-Monthan AFB, the AMARG boneyard areas, and the nearby Pima Air Museum
Map of the location of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, the AMARG boneyard areas, and the Pima Air Museum


 

Boneyard Tours of the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base's 309th AMARG Facility in Tucson

Main entrance, Pima Air & Space Museum, the starting point for bus tours of Davis-Monthan AFB's AMARG boneyard facility
Pima Air & Space Museum, the starting point for bus tours of Davis-Monthan AFB's 309th AMARG boneyard (photo by the AirplaneBoneyards.com staff)

AMARG is a controlled-access facility and off-limits to personnel without the proper clearance. The only access to the airplane boneyard for non-cleared individuals is via a bus tour that begins at the nearby Pima Air and Space Museum.

The guided bus tours of AMARG are available Monday thru Friday, excluding Federal holidays.

The tours last about an hour and a half, and are highly recommended. Tour buses enter the Irvington Gate onto the base off Kolb Road, and visit "Celebrity Row," the maintenance areas and long-term storage on the west side of Kolb Road. The tour also visits the parts reclamation area to the east of Kolb Road.

While the tour stops at different locations, no one is allowed off the bus. Photography is permitted from the bus.

Advanced reservations are now required for this tour. As of November 1, 2017 all guests interested in taking this tour must have made a reservation and received a security clearance in advance. The security clearance will be given by Davis-Monthan Air Force Base from information collected at the time of reservation. Reservations must be made 10 business days in advance of the desired tour date, and can be made up to 90 days in advance.

Bus tours depart from the Pima Museum entrance.

Due to security requirements on Davis-Monthan, there are baggage checks before boarding the bus, and limitations on what you can carry on the tours.


Check with the Museum regarding tour departure dates/times, ticket prices, reservations, security clearances, and seasonal schedules.

at the official website of the
Pima Air and Space Museum
or phone the Museum at 520.618.4805


The Last F-4 Phantom Leaves Davis-Monthan AMARG in April, 2013

RF-4C Phantom tail number 68-0599 after regeneration at Davis-Monthan AMARGRF-4C Phantom tail number 68-0599 after regeneration at Davis-Monthan AMARG (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Air Force)

The final F-4 regenerated from storage at the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group performed its last flight over Tucson, Arizona on April 17, 2013, before flying to Mojave, California.

Tail number 68-0599, an RF-4C Phantom, arrived at AMARG for storage on January 18, 1989 and had not flown since. The jet's assigned call sign was "Last One."

AMARG's technicians re-installed hundreds of parts and performed thousands of hours of maintenance to return the fighter to flyable status. This aircraft represents the 316th F-4 withdrawn from storage in support of Air Combat Command's full-scale aerial target program. BAE Systems will convert the aircraft into a QRF-4C drone, and then deliver it to the 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida.

 

Davis-Monthan Field ... History During the Early Years

The Tucson Chamber of Commerce established the nation's first municipally-owned airfield in 1919 in the dry, Arizona desert. In 1927 the airfield was moved to a site southeast of town and dedicated as Davis-Monthan Field, then the largest municipal airport in the United States.

The airport was named in honor of Lieutenants Samuel H. Davis and Oscar Monthan, two WWI pilots, and both Tucson natives, who died in military aircraft accidents.

AMARG ... the BoneyardEntrance to the Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG) at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona
(photo by the AirplaneBoneyards.com staff)

Davis-Monthan Army Air Field During World War II

Davis-Monthan Airport became Tucson Army Air Field in 1940, and was renamed Davis-Monthan Army Air Field on December 3, 1941, just prior to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

The outbreak of World War II brought major changes to Davis-Monthan, with units of the 1st Bombardment Wing and 41st Bombardment Group (BG) departing for the Pacific theater. In January of 1942 jurisdiction of the field transferred from the 4th Air Force to 2nd Air Force. The following month the 39th BG arrived and began training B-17 Flying Fortress and B-24 Liberator units and crews. By mid-1942 B-24 Liberator training became the sole mission of the 39th BG, with all other flight training phased out. In December of 1944 Davis-Monthan became home to the B-29 Superfortress.

Training at the airfield came to a halt in August 1945, when the Japanese unconditionally surrendered. Davis-Monthan also played a post-war role by housing German POWs from June 1945 to March 1946.

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in the Post-World War II Era

Rows of cocooned B-29 Superfortress bombers in storage at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, circa 1950 (National Archives)
Rows of cocooned B-29 Superfortress bombers in storage at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, circa 1950

With the end of World War II and victory over Japan and Germany assured, the United States found itself with a large inventory of aircraft, numbering about 65,000. These were temporarily stored and subsequently disposed of at 30 airfields, with the largest concentrations at seven major depots such as Kingman Army Airfield in Arizona and Walnut Ridge Army Air Field in Arkansas.

While some planes went into civilian usage, most were scrapped and their metal components melted and sold. Other planes were kept for future usage, and stored at several locations, including Warner-Robins, Victorville, Pyote Army Air Field in Texas, and Davis-Monthan AAF.

Immediately after the war, the Army's San Antonio Air Technical Service Command established a storage facility primarily for B-29 Superfortress and C-47 Skytrain aircraft at Davis-Monthan.

Boeing B-29 "Bockscar" in storage at the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base boneyard after World War II
Boeing B-29 "Bockscar" in storage at Davis-Monthan AFB after World War II

By May of 1946, more than 600 B-29 Superfortresses and 200 C-47 Skytrains had been moved to Davis-Monthan.

In addition, about 30 other aircraft were stored at Davis-Monthan that were destined for museums, including the "Enola Gay" and "Bockscar". Many of the B-29s would be pressed back into service as the Korean War escalated in the early 1950s.

Davis-Monthan AFB's Role as a Key Modern-Day Air Force Base

Davis-Monthan's Post-WWII inactivity quickly ended in March of 1946 when the newly activated Strategic Air Command (SAC) assumed control of the base. Two months later two B-29 Bombardment Groups, the 40th and 444th, arrived and once again the B-29 Superfortress became a key element in base operations.

On January 13, 1948 Davis-Monthan Army Air Field was officially redesignated Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.

The following month on February 20, 1948, the first B-50 Superfortress arrived and was delivered to the 43 BW. On June 18, the 43rd Air Refueling Squadron (ARS) was assigned to the base and had the honor of being one of the first two air refueling squadrons in the U.S. Air Force, flying the KB-29M tanker. 

In February of 1953 the 303rd BW received four Lockheed T-33 Shooting Stars training jets. At the same time, construction on a new 11,500 feet runway was completed in preparation for the arrival of the first jet bomber, the B-47 Stratojet.

Entrance gate to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Home of the 36th Air Division, as seen in this historic postcardEntrance gate to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Home of the 36th Air Division, as seen in this historic postcard

F-86A Sabre and F-86D Sabre Dog aircraft remained the squadron's primary weapon systems until 1959 when the F-89 Scorpion was added to the arsenal. Another aircraft change occurred in 1960 when the F-101B Voodoo became the units' interceptor.

On October 15, 1959, the Air Force Ballistic Missile Committee approved Davis-Monthan as the first Titan II base, and in the early 1960s the base was selected to become home to an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) wing.

In 1964, the last B-47 departed Davis-Monthan, making way for the arrival of nearly 50 F-4 Phantom II aircraft. A new mission was to train all aircrews for the conversion of 12 tactical wings to the F-4C fighter-bomber jet. The 4453 CCTW trained a majority of F-4 crews for the conflict in Southeast Asia. 

On July 1, 1971 the Air Force reactivated the 355th Tactical Fighter Wing (TFW) at Davis-Monthan with the Vought A-7D Corsair II as the primary weapon system. In early 1975, the 355 TFW prepared for conversion to the Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II - Warthog.

Today, the host unit at Davis–Monthan remains the 355th Fighter Wing (355 FW) assigned to the Twelfth Air Force, which is headquartered at the base as part of Air Combat Command (ACC). The 355th flies the A-10 Thunderbolt II and associated support aircraft such as the EC-130 Hercules. The staffing at the base includes 6,000 Airmen and 1,700 civilian personnel.

Photos by Davis-Monthan AMARG

Aerial view of aircraft in storage at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base AMARG circa 2011
Aerial view of aircraft in storage at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base AMARG circa 2011
Aerial view of work areas at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base AMARG
Aerial view of work areas at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base AMARG
C-5A Galaxy transports in storage at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base AMARG
C-5A Galaxy transports in storage at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base AMARG
C-5A Galaxy reclamation at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base AMARG
C-5A Galaxy reclamation at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base AMARG
A-10 Thunderbolts parked at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base AMARG
A-10 Thunderbolts parked at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base AMARG

Photographs of AMARG by the PlanesOfthePast and AirplaneBoneyards Staff

Air Force Material Command
Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center ... now AMARG
Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center ... now AMARG
USAF B-1B Lancer bombers in storage at Davis-Monthan's AMARG facility
USAF B-1B Lancer bombers in storage at Davis-Monthan's AMARG facility
Jet engine storage at Davis-Monthan's AMARG facility in Tucson
Jet engine storage at Davis-Monthan's AMARG facility in Tucson
USAF C-5 Galaxy transport in storage at Davis-Monthan's AMARG facility
USAF C-5 Galaxy transport in storage at Davis-Monthan's AMARG facility
USAF KC-135 tankers in storage at Davis-Monthan's AMARG facility
USAF KC-135 tankers in storage at Davis-Monthan's AMARG facility
United States of America C-135K S/N 91518 at AMARG in Arizona
United States of America C-135K S/N 91518 at AMARG in Arizona
Aircraft on display at "Celebrity Row" at Davis-Monthan's AMARG facility
Aircraft on display at "Celebrity Row" at Davis-Monthan's AMARG facility
F-100 Super Sabre S/N 63880 on display on Celebrity Row at AMARG
Lt. Col. Gene Gaddis still painted on the fuselage
F-100 Super Sabre S/N 63880 on display on Celebrity Row at AMARG
United Air Lines Boeing 727-100, S/N N7004U, built in 1963, on display at Davis-Monthan AMARG's "Celebrity Row"
United Air Lines Boeing 727-100, S/N N7004U, built in 1963, on display at Davis-Monthan AMARG's "Celebrity Row"
U.S. Air Force C-22A Transport, S/N 84-0193 ... variant of the Boeing 727 ... parked on Celebrity Row at AMARG
U.S. Air Force C-22A Transport, S/N 84-0193 ... variant of the Boeing 727 ... parked on Celebrity Row at AMARG
Convair C-131 Samaritan, S/N 72552, military version of the Convair 240, Celebrity Row, AMARG
Photo of Convair C-131 Samaritan, S/N 72552, military version of the Convair 240
C-141 Starlifter cargo aircraft at AMARG
C-141 Aircraft at AMARG
F-4 Phantom II fighters in desert storage at Tucson, Arizona, AMARG
F-4 Phantom II fighters in desert storage at Tucson, Arizona, AMARG
F-14 on display on Celebrity Row at Davis-Monthan AFB's AMARG facility
F-14 in storage at AMARG
Helicopters in desert storage at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona
Helicopters in desert storage at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona
F-111 Aardvarks in storage at AMARG
F-111s in storage at AMARG
C-135 aircraft in the parts reclamation area at AMARG
C-135 aircraft at AMARG
Boeing 707 aircraft in storage for use on USAF C-135 aircraft in the parts reclamation area at AMARG. These surplus airliners were purchased from Trans World Airlines, American Airlines and other airlines
C-135 aircraft at AMARG
KC-135 aircraft at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base AMARG in October, 2012
KC-135 aircraft at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base AMARG in October, 2012
C-130 Hercules aircraft at Davis-Monthan AFB AMARG (October, 2012)
C-130 aircraft at Davis-Monthan AFB AMARG in October, 2012
Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II on display on Celebrity Row at AMARG at Davis-Monthan AFB
Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II in storage at AMARG at Davis-Monthan AFB


 

USAF Photos of Davis-Monthan AFB

Aerial view of Davis-Monthan Army Air Field, May 1946,
showing more than 600 B-29 Superfortress and 200 C-47 aircraft
Aerial view of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, May 1946, showing more than 600 B-29 Superfortress and 200 C-47 aircraft
Aerial view of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, with AMARG to the right
Aerial view of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base
Rows of cocooned B-29 Superfortress bombers in storage at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, circa 1950
Rows of cocooned B-29 Superfortress bombers in storage at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base boneyard, circa 1950
Boeing B-29 "Bockscar" in storage at Davis-Monthan AFB
Now on display at the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, Ohio
Boeing B-29 "Bockscar" in storage at Davis-Monthan AFB
Aerial view of Convair B-36 Peacemakers at Davis-Monthan AFB awaiting scrapping
The last Peacemaker was scrapped on July 25, 1961
Aerial view of Convair B-36 Peacemakers at Davis-Monthan AFB awaiting scrapping
End of the line: ground view of B-36 Peacemakers at Davis-Monthan AFB in 1958
End end of the line: B-36 Peacemakers at Davis-Monthan AFB (Air Force Photo)
Aerial view of Boeing B-47 Stratojets at Davis-Monthan AFB waiting to be scrapped in January, 1967
Aerial view of Boeing B-47 Stratojets at Davis-Monthan AFB awaiting scrapping in January, 1967
Stacks of Republic F-84F and F-84G Thunderstreaks at Davis-Monthan AFB awaiting scrapping in November, 1958
Stacks of Republic F-84F and F-84G Thunderstreaks at Davis-Monthan AFB awaiting scrapping in November, 1958
Lockheed C-121 and EC-121 Constellations at Davis-Monthan AFB in storage, circa early 1970s
Lockheed C-121 and EC-121 Constellations at Davis-Monthan AFB awaiting scrapping, circa early 1970s
EC-121 at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base
EC-121 at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base
Rows of Boeing C-97 and KC-97 aircraft at Davis-Monthan AFB AMARG, circa early 1970s
Rows of Boeing C-97 and KC-97 aircraft at Davis-Monthan AFB AMARG awaiting scrapping, circa early 1970s
Aerial view of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and AMARG airplane boneyard in Tucson, Arizona
with rows of C-141 Starlifters, B-1B Lancers and F-111 Aardvarks in storage
Aerial view of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and AMARG airplane boneyard in Tucson, Arizona with rows of C-141 Starlifters, B-1B Lancers and F-111 Aardvarks in storage
The "707" prototype, the Boeing 367-80 "Dash 80" in storage at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. It first arrived at AMARG in 1972, and remained in storage there until 1990 when it was flown to Seattle, Washington, to be restored at Boeing. Today, it is on display at the Udvar-Hazy Center at Dulles Airport.
The "707" prototype, the Boeing 367-80 "Dash 80" in storage at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. It first arrived at AMARG in 1972, and remained in storage there until 1990 when it was flown to Seattle, Washington, to be restored at Boeing.
Current day aerial view of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona
Current day aerial view of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona
VC-25A "Air Force One" at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base during visit by President George Bush to Davis-Monthan
VC-25A "Air Force One" at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base during visit by President George Bush

Aerial Views of Davis-Monthan AMARG

Aerial view of aircraft in storage at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base AMARG boneyard
Aerial view of aircraft in storage at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base AMARG boneyard (Google Maps)
C-141 and B-52 aircraft at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base AMARG boneyard
C-141 and B-52 aircraft at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base AMARG boneyard (Google Maps)
Aerial view of C-130 aircraft at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base AMARG boneyard
Aerial view of C-130 aircraft at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base AMARG boneyard
Aerial view of C-135 aircraft at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base AMARG boneyard
C-135 aircraft at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base AMARG boneyard

360 Degree VR Aerial View of Davis-Monthan AMARG courtesy of AerialSphere, LLC, Phoenix AZ

360 degree VR Aerial Views of Davis-Monthan AMARG courtesy of AerialSphere, LLC

YouTube Video of Davis-Monthan AFB AMARG boneyard in Tucson, Arizona (May 2015)

Interactive Map of the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Area in Tucson

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