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AMARG

After security

B-1

Lockheed C-5 Galaxy

On display

As far as the eye can see

USN, retired

P-2 Neptune Sub hunter

F-15 Eagle

Gives new meaning to the world 'stealth'

A-7 and F-4

F-14 Tomcat

Say hello to the Hog

Fighters and fighers

F-101 Voodoo

STOL transport

Trainers and turbines

Ready and waiting

Choppers, choppers everywhere

Rotors removed

C-130s

Row upon row

'Other'

Falcons

F-16

Ready for sleep

C-5s

Titan II, is that you?

Corsair II

Hulk

Canberra

B-1 behind

How many?

4 by 18

How old?

And even more

Air Guard

Soil

A-10

Big BUFF

Midsized cargo

Stripped for parts

Hawkeyes

Humvees

Choppers

Cobras

Big 'Bs'

So they sit

309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group, aka, AMARG, aka The Boneyard. 

For the full story behind this tour, check out The Boneyard: thousands of aircraft in a desolate desert, awaiting their fate.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison/CNET
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of 48

AMARG

After security

B-1

Lockheed C-5 Galaxy

On display

As far as the eye can see

USN, retired

P-2 Neptune Sub hunter

F-15 Eagle

Gives new meaning to the world 'stealth'

A-7 and F-4

F-14 Tomcat

Say hello to the Hog

Fighters and fighers

F-101 Voodoo

STOL transport

Trainers and turbines

Ready and waiting

Choppers, choppers everywhere

Rotors removed

C-130s

Row upon row

'Other'

Falcons

F-16

Ready for sleep

C-5s

Titan II, is that you?

Corsair II

Hulk

Canberra

B-1 behind

How many?

4 by 18

How old?

And even more

Air Guard

Soil

A-10

Big BUFF

Midsized cargo

Stripped for parts

Hawkeyes

Humvees

Choppers

Cobras

Big 'Bs'

So they sit

After the short ride from Pima Air & Space museum, you have to exit the bus and wait in a small garage before you're allowed access (by going back on the same bus). Then the tour begins in earnest. 

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison/CNET
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of 48

AMARG

After security

B-1

Lockheed C-5 Galaxy

On display

As far as the eye can see

USN, retired

P-2 Neptune Sub hunter

F-15 Eagle

Gives new meaning to the world 'stealth'

A-7 and F-4

F-14 Tomcat

Say hello to the Hog

Fighters and fighers

F-101 Voodoo

STOL transport

Trainers and turbines

Ready and waiting

Choppers, choppers everywhere

Rotors removed

C-130s

Row upon row

'Other'

Falcons

F-16

Ready for sleep

C-5s

Titan II, is that you?

Corsair II

Hulk

Canberra

B-1 behind

How many?

4 by 18

How old?

And even more

Air Guard

Soil

A-10

Big BUFF

Midsized cargo

Stripped for parts

Hawkeyes

Humvees

Choppers

Cobras

Big 'Bs'

So they sit

There's quite a mix of aircraft at AMARG. Most of them are siblings to active models.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison/CNET
3
of 48

AMARG

After security

B-1

Lockheed C-5 Galaxy

On display

As far as the eye can see

USN, retired

P-2 Neptune Sub hunter

F-15 Eagle

Gives new meaning to the world 'stealth'

A-7 and F-4

F-14 Tomcat

Say hello to the Hog

Fighters and fighers

F-101 Voodoo

STOL transport

Trainers and turbines

Ready and waiting

Choppers, choppers everywhere

Rotors removed

C-130s

Row upon row

'Other'

Falcons

F-16

Ready for sleep

C-5s

Titan II, is that you?

Corsair II

Hulk

Canberra

B-1 behind

How many?

4 by 18

How old?

And even more

Air Guard

Soil

A-10

Big BUFF

Midsized cargo

Stripped for parts

Hawkeyes

Humvees

Choppers

Cobras

Big 'Bs'

So they sit

Behold, the Lockheed C-5 Galaxy: One of the largest military aircraft ever

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison/CNET
4
of 48

AMARG

After security

B-1

Lockheed C-5 Galaxy

On display

As far as the eye can see

USN, retired

P-2 Neptune Sub hunter

F-15 Eagle

Gives new meaning to the world 'stealth'

A-7 and F-4

F-14 Tomcat

Say hello to the Hog

Fighters and fighers

F-101 Voodoo

STOL transport

Trainers and turbines

Ready and waiting

Choppers, choppers everywhere

Rotors removed

C-130s

Row upon row

'Other'

Falcons

F-16

Ready for sleep

C-5s

Titan II, is that you?

Corsair II

Hulk

Canberra

B-1 behind

How many?

4 by 18

How old?

And even more

Air Guard

Soil

A-10

Big BUFF

Midsized cargo

Stripped for parts

Hawkeyes

Humvees

Choppers

Cobras

Big 'Bs'

So they sit

The first part of the Boneyard tour goes past static displays of some examples of the aircraft elsewhere in the 4,400-acre facility...

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison/CNET
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of 48

AMARG

After security

B-1

Lockheed C-5 Galaxy

On display

As far as the eye can see

USN, retired

P-2 Neptune Sub hunter

F-15 Eagle

Gives new meaning to the world 'stealth'

A-7 and F-4

F-14 Tomcat

Say hello to the Hog

Fighters and fighers

F-101 Voodoo

STOL transport

Trainers and turbines

Ready and waiting

Choppers, choppers everywhere

Rotors removed

C-130s

Row upon row

'Other'

Falcons

F-16

Ready for sleep

C-5s

Titan II, is that you?

Corsair II

Hulk

Canberra

B-1 behind

How many?

4 by 18

How old?

And even more

Air Guard

Soil

A-10

Big BUFF

Midsized cargo

Stripped for parts

Hawkeyes

Humvees

Choppers

Cobras

Big 'Bs'

So they sit

...But look in any direction, and it's just aircraft, aircraft, aircraft.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison/CNET
6
of 48

AMARG

After security

B-1

Lockheed C-5 Galaxy

On display

As far as the eye can see

USN, retired

P-2 Neptune Sub hunter

F-15 Eagle

Gives new meaning to the world 'stealth'

A-7 and F-4

F-14 Tomcat

Say hello to the Hog

Fighters and fighers

F-101 Voodoo

STOL transport

Trainers and turbines

Ready and waiting

Choppers, choppers everywhere

Rotors removed

C-130s

Row upon row

'Other'

Falcons

F-16

Ready for sleep

C-5s

Titan II, is that you?

Corsair II

Hulk

Canberra

B-1 behind

How many?

4 by 18

How old?

And even more

Air Guard

Soil

A-10

Big BUFF

Midsized cargo

Stripped for parts

Hawkeyes

Humvees

Choppers

Cobras

Big 'Bs'

So they sit

Navy aircraft get a bit extra treatment to prepare for their long sleep: fresh water wash to rid them of any salt leftover from their service.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison/CNET
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of 48

AMARG

After security

B-1

Lockheed C-5 Galaxy

On display

As far as the eye can see

USN, retired

P-2 Neptune Sub hunter

F-15 Eagle

Gives new meaning to the world 'stealth'

A-7 and F-4

F-14 Tomcat

Say hello to the Hog

Fighters and fighers

F-101 Voodoo

STOL transport

Trainers and turbines

Ready and waiting

Choppers, choppers everywhere

Rotors removed

C-130s

Row upon row

'Other'

Falcons

F-16

Ready for sleep

C-5s

Titan II, is that you?

Corsair II

Hulk

Canberra

B-1 behind

How many?

4 by 18

How old?

And even more

Air Guard

Soil

A-10

Big BUFF

Midsized cargo

Stripped for parts

Hawkeyes

Humvees

Choppers

Cobras

Big 'Bs'

So they sit

The P-2 Neptune, patrol and sub-hunter.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison/CNET
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of 48

AMARG

After security

B-1

Lockheed C-5 Galaxy

On display

As far as the eye can see

USN, retired

P-2 Neptune Sub hunter

F-15 Eagle

Gives new meaning to the world 'stealth'

A-7 and F-4

F-14 Tomcat

Say hello to the Hog

Fighters and fighers

F-101 Voodoo

STOL transport

Trainers and turbines

Ready and waiting

Choppers, choppers everywhere

Rotors removed

C-130s

Row upon row

'Other'

Falcons

F-16

Ready for sleep

C-5s

Titan II, is that you?

Corsair II

Hulk

Canberra

B-1 behind

How many?

4 by 18

How old?

And even more

Air Guard

Soil

A-10

Big BUFF

Midsized cargo

Stripped for parts

Hawkeyes

Humvees

Choppers

Cobras

Big 'Bs'

So they sit

To me, the F-15 is still a "new" plane, and it is still in service, but the oldest ones were built in the early '70s.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison/CNET
9
of 48

AMARG

After security

B-1

Lockheed C-5 Galaxy

On display

As far as the eye can see

USN, retired

P-2 Neptune Sub hunter

F-15 Eagle

Gives new meaning to the world 'stealth'

A-7 and F-4

F-14 Tomcat

Say hello to the Hog

Fighters and fighers

F-101 Voodoo

STOL transport

Trainers and turbines

Ready and waiting

Choppers, choppers everywhere

Rotors removed

C-130s

Row upon row

'Other'

Falcons

F-16

Ready for sleep

C-5s

Titan II, is that you?

Corsair II

Hulk

Canberra

B-1 behind

How many?

4 by 18

How old?

And even more

Air Guard

Soil

A-10

Big BUFF

Midsized cargo

Stripped for parts

Hawkeyes

Humvees

Choppers

Cobras

Big 'Bs'

So they sit

This is said to be the F-117 stealth fighter. (Get it?)

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison/CNET
10
of 48

AMARG

After security

B-1

Lockheed C-5 Galaxy

On display

As far as the eye can see

USN, retired

P-2 Neptune Sub hunter

F-15 Eagle

Gives new meaning to the world 'stealth'

A-7 and F-4

F-14 Tomcat

Say hello to the Hog

Fighters and fighers

F-101 Voodoo

STOL transport

Trainers and turbines

Ready and waiting

Choppers, choppers everywhere

Rotors removed

C-130s

Row upon row

'Other'

Falcons

F-16

Ready for sleep

C-5s

Titan II, is that you?

Corsair II

Hulk

Canberra

B-1 behind

How many?

4 by 18

How old?

And even more

Air Guard

Soil

A-10

Big BUFF

Midsized cargo

Stripped for parts

Hawkeyes

Humvees

Choppers

Cobras

Big 'Bs'

So they sit

An A-7 Corsair (left) and F-4 Phantom, two very long lived aircraft. 

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison/CNET
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of 48

AMARG

After security

B-1

Lockheed C-5 Galaxy

On display

As far as the eye can see

USN, retired

P-2 Neptune Sub hunter

F-15 Eagle

Gives new meaning to the world 'stealth'

A-7 and F-4

F-14 Tomcat

Say hello to the Hog

Fighters and fighers

F-101 Voodoo

STOL transport

Trainers and turbines

Ready and waiting

Choppers, choppers everywhere

Rotors removed

C-130s

Row upon row

'Other'

Falcons

F-16

Ready for sleep

C-5s

Titan II, is that you?

Corsair II

Hulk

Canberra

B-1 behind

How many?

4 by 18

How old?

And even more

Air Guard

Soil

A-10

Big BUFF

Midsized cargo

Stripped for parts

Hawkeyes

Humvees

Choppers

Cobras

Big 'Bs'

So they sit

Check out these two big F-14 Tomcats. This fighter was state of the art when Tom Cruise flew it in "Top Gun" back in 1986, but it was retired from US Navy service more than 10 years ago. 

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison/CNET
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of 48

AMARG

After security

B-1

Lockheed C-5 Galaxy

On display

As far as the eye can see

USN, retired

P-2 Neptune Sub hunter

F-15 Eagle

Gives new meaning to the world 'stealth'

A-7 and F-4

F-14 Tomcat

Say hello to the Hog

Fighters and fighers

F-101 Voodoo

STOL transport

Trainers and turbines

Ready and waiting

Choppers, choppers everywhere

Rotors removed

C-130s

Row upon row

'Other'

Falcons

F-16

Ready for sleep

C-5s

Titan II, is that you?

Corsair II

Hulk

Canberra

B-1 behind

How many?

4 by 18

How old?

And even more

Air Guard

Soil

A-10

Big BUFF

Midsized cargo

Stripped for parts

Hawkeyes

Humvees

Choppers

Cobras

Big 'Bs'

So they sit

The beautiful A-10 Thunderbolt II, aka Warthog, is shown here in the foreground. Under the tarp, a F/A-18 Hornet

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison/CNET
13
of 48

AMARG

After security

B-1

Lockheed C-5 Galaxy

On display

As far as the eye can see

USN, retired

P-2 Neptune Sub hunter

F-15 Eagle

Gives new meaning to the world 'stealth'

A-7 and F-4

F-14 Tomcat

Say hello to the Hog

Fighters and fighers

F-101 Voodoo

STOL transport

Trainers and turbines

Ready and waiting

Choppers, choppers everywhere

Rotors removed

C-130s

Row upon row

'Other'

Falcons

F-16

Ready for sleep

C-5s

Titan II, is that you?

Corsair II

Hulk

Canberra

B-1 behind

How many?

4 by 18

How old?

And even more

Air Guard

Soil

A-10

Big BUFF

Midsized cargo

Stripped for parts

Hawkeyes

Humvees

Choppers

Cobras

Big 'Bs'

So they sit

A careful eye will spot an F-16 Falcon, one of several I spotted on my tour.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison/CNET
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of 48

AMARG

After security

B-1

Lockheed C-5 Galaxy

On display

As far as the eye can see

USN, retired

P-2 Neptune Sub hunter

F-15 Eagle

Gives new meaning to the world 'stealth'

A-7 and F-4

F-14 Tomcat

Say hello to the Hog

Fighters and fighers

F-101 Voodoo

STOL transport

Trainers and turbines

Ready and waiting

Choppers, choppers everywhere

Rotors removed

C-130s

Row upon row

'Other'

Falcons

F-16

Ready for sleep

C-5s

Titan II, is that you?

Corsair II

Hulk

Canberra

B-1 behind

How many?

4 by 18

How old?

And even more

Air Guard

Soil

A-10

Big BUFF

Midsized cargo

Stripped for parts

Hawkeyes

Humvees

Choppers

Cobras

Big 'Bs'

So they sit

In service in the US from the late '50s to the early '70s, it's doubtful the F-101 Voodoo is going to make a comeback. 

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison/CNET
15
of 48

AMARG

After security

B-1

Lockheed C-5 Galaxy

On display

As far as the eye can see

USN, retired

P-2 Neptune Sub hunter

F-15 Eagle

Gives new meaning to the world 'stealth'

A-7 and F-4

F-14 Tomcat

Say hello to the Hog

Fighters and fighers

F-101 Voodoo

STOL transport

Trainers and turbines

Ready and waiting

Choppers, choppers everywhere

Rotors removed

C-130s

Row upon row

'Other'

Falcons

F-16

Ready for sleep

C-5s

Titan II, is that you?

Corsair II

Hulk

Canberra

B-1 behind

How many?

4 by 18

How old?

And even more

Air Guard

Soil

A-10

Big BUFF

Midsized cargo

Stripped for parts

Hawkeyes

Humvees

Choppers

Cobras

Big 'Bs'

So they sit

A super-rare YC-14 prototype, designed for short takeoff and landing. Only two were made. The other is at Pima.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison/CNET
16
of 48

AMARG

After security

B-1

Lockheed C-5 Galaxy

On display

As far as the eye can see

USN, retired

P-2 Neptune Sub hunter

F-15 Eagle

Gives new meaning to the world 'stealth'

A-7 and F-4

F-14 Tomcat

Say hello to the Hog

Fighters and fighers

F-101 Voodoo

STOL transport

Trainers and turbines

Ready and waiting

Choppers, choppers everywhere

Rotors removed

C-130s

Row upon row

'Other'

Falcons

F-16

Ready for sleep

C-5s

Titan II, is that you?

Corsair II

Hulk

Canberra

B-1 behind

How many?

4 by 18

How old?

And even more

Air Guard

Soil

A-10

Big BUFF

Midsized cargo

Stripped for parts

Hawkeyes

Humvees

Choppers

Cobras

Big 'Bs'

So they sit

A lonely trainer, with a few of the hundreds of sealed-up jet engines.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison/CNET
17
of 48

AMARG

After security

B-1

Lockheed C-5 Galaxy

On display

As far as the eye can see

USN, retired

P-2 Neptune Sub hunter

F-15 Eagle

Gives new meaning to the world 'stealth'

A-7 and F-4

F-14 Tomcat

Say hello to the Hog

Fighters and fighers

F-101 Voodoo

STOL transport

Trainers and turbines

Ready and waiting

Choppers, choppers everywhere

Rotors removed

C-130s

Row upon row

'Other'

Falcons

F-16

Ready for sleep

C-5s

Titan II, is that you?

Corsair II

Hulk

Canberra

B-1 behind

How many?

4 by 18

How old?

And even more

Air Guard

Soil

A-10

Big BUFF

Midsized cargo

Stripped for parts

Hawkeyes

Humvees

Choppers

Cobras

Big 'Bs'

So they sit

With just a bit of work these can be ready to power their original aircraft. 

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison/CNET
18
of 48

AMARG

After security

B-1

Lockheed C-5 Galaxy

On display

As far as the eye can see

USN, retired

P-2 Neptune Sub hunter

F-15 Eagle

Gives new meaning to the world 'stealth'

A-7 and F-4

F-14 Tomcat

Say hello to the Hog

Fighters and fighers

F-101 Voodoo

STOL transport

Trainers and turbines

Ready and waiting

Choppers, choppers everywhere

Rotors removed

C-130s

Row upon row

'Other'

Falcons

F-16

Ready for sleep

C-5s

Titan II, is that you?

Corsair II

Hulk

Canberra

B-1 behind

How many?

4 by 18

How old?

And even more

Air Guard

Soil

A-10

Big BUFF

Midsized cargo

Stripped for parts

Hawkeyes

Humvees

Choppers

Cobras

Big 'Bs'

So they sit

Easily parked next to each other, it seems like there are even more helicopters because they're so close.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison/CNET
19
of 48

AMARG

After security

B-1

Lockheed C-5 Galaxy

On display

As far as the eye can see

USN, retired

P-2 Neptune Sub hunter

F-15 Eagle

Gives new meaning to the world 'stealth'

A-7 and F-4

F-14 Tomcat

Say hello to the Hog

Fighters and fighers

F-101 Voodoo

STOL transport

Trainers and turbines

Ready and waiting

Choppers, choppers everywhere

Rotors removed

C-130s

Row upon row

'Other'

Falcons

F-16

Ready for sleep

C-5s

Titan II, is that you?

Corsair II

Hulk

Canberra

B-1 behind

How many?

4 by 18

How old?

And even more

Air Guard

Soil

A-10

Big BUFF

Midsized cargo

Stripped for parts

Hawkeyes

Humvees

Choppers

Cobras

Big 'Bs'

So they sit

The rotors are kept separate.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison/CNET
20
of 48

AMARG

After security

B-1

Lockheed C-5 Galaxy

On display

As far as the eye can see

USN, retired

P-2 Neptune Sub hunter

F-15 Eagle

Gives new meaning to the world 'stealth'

A-7 and F-4

F-14 Tomcat

Say hello to the Hog

Fighters and fighers

F-101 Voodoo

STOL transport

Trainers and turbines

Ready and waiting

Choppers, choppers everywhere

Rotors removed

C-130s

Row upon row

'Other'

Falcons

F-16

Ready for sleep

C-5s

Titan II, is that you?

Corsair II

Hulk

Canberra

B-1 behind

How many?

4 by 18

How old?

And even more

Air Guard

Soil

A-10

Big BUFF

Midsized cargo

Stripped for parts

Hawkeyes

Humvees

Choppers

Cobras

Big 'Bs'

So they sit

If I had to guess, there were more C-130 Hercules than any other aircraft at AMARG.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison/CNET
21
of 48

AMARG

After security

B-1

Lockheed C-5 Galaxy

On display

As far as the eye can see

USN, retired

P-2 Neptune Sub hunter

F-15 Eagle

Gives new meaning to the world 'stealth'

A-7 and F-4

F-14 Tomcat

Say hello to the Hog

Fighters and fighers

F-101 Voodoo

STOL transport

Trainers and turbines

Ready and waiting

Choppers, choppers everywhere

Rotors removed

C-130s

Row upon row

'Other'

Falcons

F-16

Ready for sleep

C-5s

Titan II, is that you?

Corsair II

Hulk

Canberra

B-1 behind

How many?

4 by 18

How old?

And even more

Air Guard

Soil

A-10

Big BUFF

Midsized cargo

Stripped for parts

Hawkeyes

Humvees

Choppers

Cobras

Big 'Bs'

So they sit

Which makes sense given they rival the B-52 Stratofortress for longevity. Both have been in production -- and active service -- since the 1950s.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison/CNET
22
of 48

AMARG

After security

B-1

Lockheed C-5 Galaxy

On display

As far as the eye can see

USN, retired

P-2 Neptune Sub hunter

F-15 Eagle

Gives new meaning to the world 'stealth'

A-7 and F-4

F-14 Tomcat

Say hello to the Hog

Fighters and fighers

F-101 Voodoo

STOL transport

Trainers and turbines

Ready and waiting

Choppers, choppers everywhere

Rotors removed

C-130s

Row upon row

'Other'

Falcons

F-16

Ready for sleep

C-5s

Titan II, is that you?

Corsair II

Hulk

Canberra

B-1 behind

How many?

4 by 18

How old?

And even more

Air Guard

Soil

A-10

Big BUFF

Midsized cargo

Stripped for parts

Hawkeyes

Humvees

Choppers

Cobras

Big 'Bs'

So they sit

Containers galore with... other things inside. 

Actually, I'm pretty sure these hold smaller jet engines.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison/CNET
23
of 48

AMARG

After security

B-1

Lockheed C-5 Galaxy

On display

As far as the eye can see

USN, retired

P-2 Neptune Sub hunter

F-15 Eagle

Gives new meaning to the world 'stealth'

A-7 and F-4

F-14 Tomcat

Say hello to the Hog

Fighters and fighers

F-101 Voodoo

STOL transport

Trainers and turbines

Ready and waiting

Choppers, choppers everywhere

Rotors removed

C-130s

Row upon row

'Other'

Falcons

F-16

Ready for sleep

C-5s

Titan II, is that you?

Corsair II

Hulk

Canberra

B-1 behind

How many?

4 by 18

How old?

And even more

Air Guard

Soil

A-10

Big BUFF

Midsized cargo

Stripped for parts

Hawkeyes

Humvees

Choppers

Cobras

Big 'Bs'

So they sit

More F-16s. This looks almost like a whole squadron has been mothballed.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison/CNET
24
of 48

AMARG

After security

B-1

Lockheed C-5 Galaxy

On display

As far as the eye can see

USN, retired

P-2 Neptune Sub hunter

F-15 Eagle

Gives new meaning to the world 'stealth'

A-7 and F-4

F-14 Tomcat

Say hello to the Hog

Fighters and fighers

F-101 Voodoo

STOL transport

Trainers and turbines

Ready and waiting

Choppers, choppers everywhere

Rotors removed

C-130s

Row upon row

'Other'

Falcons

F-16

Ready for sleep

C-5s

Titan II, is that you?

Corsair II

Hulk

Canberra

B-1 behind

How many?

4 by 18

How old?

And even more

Air Guard

Soil

A-10

Big BUFF

Midsized cargo

Stripped for parts

Hawkeyes

Humvees

Choppers

Cobras

Big 'Bs'

So they sit

Though first built in the 1970s, the F-16 is still being manufactured today, and is one of the most common military aircraft in the world. Still slick looking too. 

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison/CNET
25
of 48

AMARG

After security

B-1

Lockheed C-5 Galaxy

On display

As far as the eye can see

USN, retired

P-2 Neptune Sub hunter

F-15 Eagle

Gives new meaning to the world 'stealth'

A-7 and F-4

F-14 Tomcat

Say hello to the Hog

Fighters and fighers

F-101 Voodoo

STOL transport

Trainers and turbines

Ready and waiting

Choppers, choppers everywhere

Rotors removed

C-130s

Row upon row

'Other'

Falcons

F-16

Ready for sleep

C-5s

Titan II, is that you?

Corsair II

Hulk

Canberra

B-1 behind

How many?

4 by 18

How old?

And even more

Air Guard

Soil

A-10

Big BUFF

Midsized cargo

Stripped for parts

Hawkeyes

Humvees

Choppers

Cobras

Big 'Bs'

So they sit

An F-16 getting ready to go into storage. 

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison/CNET
26
of 48

AMARG

After security

B-1

Lockheed C-5 Galaxy

On display

As far as the eye can see

USN, retired

P-2 Neptune Sub hunter

F-15 Eagle

Gives new meaning to the world 'stealth'

A-7 and F-4

F-14 Tomcat

Say hello to the Hog

Fighters and fighers

F-101 Voodoo

STOL transport

Trainers and turbines

Ready and waiting

Choppers, choppers everywhere

Rotors removed

C-130s

Row upon row

'Other'

Falcons

F-16

Ready for sleep

C-5s

Titan II, is that you?

Corsair II

Hulk

Canberra

B-1 behind

How many?

4 by 18

How old?

And even more

Air Guard

Soil

A-10

Big BUFF

Midsized cargo

Stripped for parts

Hawkeyes

Humvees

Choppers

Cobras

Big 'Bs'

So they sit

When there are so many, they seem smaller. Make no mistake, these transports are massive aircraft. 

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison/CNET
27
of 48

AMARG

After security

B-1

Lockheed C-5 Galaxy

On display

As far as the eye can see

USN, retired

P-2 Neptune Sub hunter

F-15 Eagle

Gives new meaning to the world 'stealth'

A-7 and F-4

F-14 Tomcat

Say hello to the Hog

Fighters and fighers

F-101 Voodoo

STOL transport

Trainers and turbines

Ready and waiting

Choppers, choppers everywhere

Rotors removed

C-130s

Row upon row

'Other'

Falcons

F-16

Ready for sleep

C-5s

Titan II, is that you?

Corsair II

Hulk

Canberra

B-1 behind

How many?

4 by 18

How old?

And even more

Air Guard

Soil

A-10

Big BUFF

Midsized cargo

Stripped for parts

Hawkeyes

Humvees

Choppers

Cobras

Big 'Bs'

So they sit

That sure looks like a disassembled Titan II, similar to the one in the silo at the Titan II Missile Museum

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison/CNET
28
of 48

AMARG

After security

B-1

Lockheed C-5 Galaxy

On display

As far as the eye can see

USN, retired

P-2 Neptune Sub hunter

F-15 Eagle

Gives new meaning to the world 'stealth'

A-7 and F-4

F-14 Tomcat

Say hello to the Hog

Fighters and fighers

F-101 Voodoo

STOL transport

Trainers and turbines

Ready and waiting

Choppers, choppers everywhere

Rotors removed

C-130s

Row upon row

'Other'

Falcons

F-16

Ready for sleep

C-5s

Titan II, is that you?

Corsair II

Hulk

Canberra

B-1 behind

How many?

4 by 18

How old?

And even more

Air Guard

Soil

A-10

Big BUFF

Midsized cargo

Stripped for parts

Hawkeyes

Humvees

Choppers

Cobras

Big 'Bs'

So they sit

The A-7 was still in use in Greece in 2014, 23 years after they were retired from the US Air Force.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison/CNET
29
of 48

AMARG

After security

B-1

Lockheed C-5 Galaxy

On display

As far as the eye can see

USN, retired

P-2 Neptune Sub hunter

F-15 Eagle

Gives new meaning to the world 'stealth'

A-7 and F-4

F-14 Tomcat

Say hello to the Hog

Fighters and fighers

F-101 Voodoo

STOL transport

Trainers and turbines

Ready and waiting

Choppers, choppers everywhere

Rotors removed

C-130s

Row upon row

'Other'

Falcons

F-16

Ready for sleep

C-5s

Titan II, is that you?

Corsair II

Hulk

Canberra

B-1 behind

How many?

4 by 18

How old?

And even more

Air Guard

Soil

A-10

Big BUFF

Midsized cargo

Stripped for parts

Hawkeyes

Humvees

Choppers

Cobras

Big 'Bs'

So they sit

Some airframes go in pieces, as other aircraft need their parts to keep flying. This is a big part of what makes AMARG so useful. It's a lot cheaper to remove and refurbish a part than make or buy a new one (if that's even possible). 

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison/CNET
30
of 48

AMARG

After security

B-1

Lockheed C-5 Galaxy

On display

As far as the eye can see

USN, retired

P-2 Neptune Sub hunter

F-15 Eagle

Gives new meaning to the world 'stealth'

A-7 and F-4

F-14 Tomcat

Say hello to the Hog

Fighters and fighers

F-101 Voodoo

STOL transport

Trainers and turbines

Ready and waiting

Choppers, choppers everywhere

Rotors removed

C-130s

Row upon row

'Other'

Falcons

F-16

Ready for sleep

C-5s

Titan II, is that you?

Corsair II

Hulk

Canberra

B-1 behind

How many?

4 by 18

How old?

And even more

Air Guard

Soil

A-10

Big BUFF

Midsized cargo

Stripped for parts

Hawkeyes

Humvees

Choppers

Cobras

Big 'Bs'

So they sit

Well that's not something you see every day: A RB-57F Canberra.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison/CNET
31
of 48

AMARG

After security

B-1

Lockheed C-5 Galaxy

On display

As far as the eye can see

USN, retired

P-2 Neptune Sub hunter

F-15 Eagle

Gives new meaning to the world 'stealth'

A-7 and F-4

F-14 Tomcat

Say hello to the Hog

Fighters and fighers

F-101 Voodoo

STOL transport

Trainers and turbines

Ready and waiting

Choppers, choppers everywhere

Rotors removed

C-130s

Row upon row

'Other'

Falcons

F-16

Ready for sleep

C-5s

Titan II, is that you?

Corsair II

Hulk

Canberra

B-1 behind

How many?

4 by 18

How old?

And even more

Air Guard

Soil

A-10

Big BUFF

Midsized cargo

Stripped for parts

Hawkeyes

Humvees

Choppers

Cobras

Big 'Bs'

So they sit

Even missing part of its empennage and some body panels, the B-1 supersonic bomber is still a gorgeous aircraft. 

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison/CNET
32
of 48

AMARG

After security

B-1

Lockheed C-5 Galaxy

On display

As far as the eye can see

USN, retired

P-2 Neptune Sub hunter

F-15 Eagle

Gives new meaning to the world 'stealth'

A-7 and F-4

F-14 Tomcat

Say hello to the Hog

Fighters and fighers

F-101 Voodoo

STOL transport

Trainers and turbines

Ready and waiting

Choppers, choppers everywhere

Rotors removed

C-130s

Row upon row

'Other'

Falcons

F-16

Ready for sleep

C-5s

Titan II, is that you?

Corsair II

Hulk

Canberra

B-1 behind

How many?

4 by 18

How old?

And even more

Air Guard

Soil

A-10

Big BUFF

Midsized cargo

Stripped for parts

Hawkeyes

Humvees

Choppers

Cobras

Big 'Bs'

So they sit

According to Wikipedia, 100 B-1Bs were manufactured. If that's true, it appears that a sizable percentage of that total lives here at the Boneyard.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison/CNET
33
of 48

AMARG

After security

B-1

Lockheed C-5 Galaxy

On display

As far as the eye can see

USN, retired

P-2 Neptune Sub hunter

F-15 Eagle

Gives new meaning to the world 'stealth'

A-7 and F-4

F-14 Tomcat

Say hello to the Hog

Fighters and fighers

F-101 Voodoo

STOL transport

Trainers and turbines

Ready and waiting

Choppers, choppers everywhere

Rotors removed

C-130s

Row upon row

'Other'

Falcons

F-16

Ready for sleep

C-5s

Titan II, is that you?

Corsair II

Hulk

Canberra

B-1 behind

How many?

4 by 18

How old?

And even more

Air Guard

Soil

A-10

Big BUFF

Midsized cargo

Stripped for parts

Hawkeyes

Humvees

Choppers

Cobras

Big 'Bs'

So they sit

A few more F/A-18 Hornets nose-to-nose with one of their predecessors, the F-4.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison/CNET
34
of 48

AMARG

After security

B-1

Lockheed C-5 Galaxy

On display

As far as the eye can see

USN, retired

P-2 Neptune Sub hunter

F-15 Eagle

Gives new meaning to the world 'stealth'

A-7 and F-4

F-14 Tomcat

Say hello to the Hog

Fighters and fighers

F-101 Voodoo

STOL transport

Trainers and turbines

Ready and waiting

Choppers, choppers everywhere

Rotors removed

C-130s

Row upon row

'Other'

Falcons

F-16

Ready for sleep

C-5s

Titan II, is that you?

Corsair II

Hulk

Canberra

B-1 behind

How many?

4 by 18

How old?

And even more

Air Guard

Soil

A-10

Big BUFF

Midsized cargo

Stripped for parts

Hawkeyes

Humvees

Choppers

Cobras

Big 'Bs'

So they sit

These C-130s look brand new, other than the white protective coverings.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison/CNET
35
of 48

AMARG

After security

B-1

Lockheed C-5 Galaxy

On display

As far as the eye can see

USN, retired

P-2 Neptune Sub hunter

F-15 Eagle

Gives new meaning to the world 'stealth'

A-7 and F-4

F-14 Tomcat

Say hello to the Hog

Fighters and fighers

F-101 Voodoo

STOL transport

Trainers and turbines

Ready and waiting

Choppers, choppers everywhere

Rotors removed

C-130s

Row upon row

'Other'

Falcons

F-16

Ready for sleep

C-5s

Titan II, is that you?

Corsair II

Hulk

Canberra

B-1 behind

How many?

4 by 18

How old?

And even more

Air Guard

Soil

A-10

Big BUFF

Midsized cargo

Stripped for parts

Hawkeyes

Humvees

Choppers

Cobras

Big 'Bs'

So they sit

There have to be hundreds here.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison/CNET
36
of 48

AMARG

After security

B-1

Lockheed C-5 Galaxy

On display

As far as the eye can see

USN, retired

P-2 Neptune Sub hunter

F-15 Eagle

Gives new meaning to the world 'stealth'

A-7 and F-4

F-14 Tomcat

Say hello to the Hog

Fighters and fighers

F-101 Voodoo

STOL transport

Trainers and turbines

Ready and waiting

Choppers, choppers everywhere

Rotors removed

C-130s

Row upon row

'Other'

Falcons

F-16

Ready for sleep

C-5s

Titan II, is that you?

Corsair II

Hulk

Canberra

B-1 behind

How many?

4 by 18

How old?

And even more

Air Guard

Soil

A-10

Big BUFF

Midsized cargo

Stripped for parts

Hawkeyes

Humvees

Choppers

Cobras

Big 'Bs'

So they sit

One from the Tennessee Air National Guard.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison/CNET
37
of 48

AMARG

After security

B-1

Lockheed C-5 Galaxy

On display

As far as the eye can see

USN, retired

P-2 Neptune Sub hunter

F-15 Eagle

Gives new meaning to the world 'stealth'

A-7 and F-4

F-14 Tomcat

Say hello to the Hog

Fighters and fighers

F-101 Voodoo

STOL transport

Trainers and turbines

Ready and waiting

Choppers, choppers everywhere

Rotors removed

C-130s

Row upon row

'Other'

Falcons

F-16

Ready for sleep

C-5s

Titan II, is that you?

Corsair II

Hulk

Canberra

B-1 behind

How many?

4 by 18

How old?

And even more

Air Guard

Soil

A-10

Big BUFF

Midsized cargo

Stripped for parts

Hawkeyes

Humvees

Choppers

Cobras

Big 'Bs'

So they sit

Along with the weather, the densely-packed soil in this part of Arizona is another benefit to the AMARG location.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison/CNET
38
of 48

AMARG

After security

B-1

Lockheed C-5 Galaxy

On display

As far as the eye can see

USN, retired

P-2 Neptune Sub hunter

F-15 Eagle

Gives new meaning to the world 'stealth'

A-7 and F-4

F-14 Tomcat

Say hello to the Hog

Fighters and fighers

F-101 Voodoo

STOL transport

Trainers and turbines

Ready and waiting

Choppers, choppers everywhere

Rotors removed

C-130s

Row upon row

'Other'

Falcons

F-16

Ready for sleep

C-5s

Titan II, is that you?

Corsair II

Hulk

Canberra

B-1 behind

How many?

4 by 18

How old?

And even more

Air Guard

Soil

A-10

Big BUFF

Midsized cargo

Stripped for parts

Hawkeyes

Humvees

Choppers

Cobras

Big 'Bs'

So they sit

Though aging, the A-10 is still such a useful and popular plane, it's not surprising to see one up on blocks with its parts missing to help its still-flying siblings.  

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison/CNET
39
of 48

AMARG

After security

B-1

Lockheed C-5 Galaxy

On display

As far as the eye can see

USN, retired

P-2 Neptune Sub hunter

F-15 Eagle

Gives new meaning to the world 'stealth'

A-7 and F-4

F-14 Tomcat

Say hello to the Hog

Fighters and fighers

F-101 Voodoo

STOL transport

Trainers and turbines

Ready and waiting

Choppers, choppers everywhere

Rotors removed

C-130s

Row upon row

'Other'

Falcons

F-16

Ready for sleep

C-5s

Titan II, is that you?

Corsair II

Hulk

Canberra

B-1 behind

How many?

4 by 18

How old?

And even more

Air Guard

Soil

A-10

Big BUFF

Midsized cargo

Stripped for parts

Hawkeyes

Humvees

Choppers

Cobras

Big 'Bs'

So they sit

Speaking of aging and being useful, the mighty B-52. Even the newest are 55 years old, and they're expected to stay in service into the 2040s.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison/CNET
40
of 48

AMARG

After security

B-1

Lockheed C-5 Galaxy

On display

As far as the eye can see

USN, retired

P-2 Neptune Sub hunter

F-15 Eagle

Gives new meaning to the world 'stealth'

A-7 and F-4

F-14 Tomcat

Say hello to the Hog

Fighters and fighers

F-101 Voodoo

STOL transport

Trainers and turbines

Ready and waiting

Choppers, choppers everywhere

Rotors removed

C-130s

Row upon row

'Other'

Falcons

F-16

Ready for sleep

C-5s

Titan II, is that you?

Corsair II

Hulk

Canberra

B-1 behind

How many?

4 by 18

How old?

And even more

Air Guard

Soil

A-10

Big BUFF

Midsized cargo

Stripped for parts

Hawkeyes

Humvees

Choppers

Cobras

Big 'Bs'

So they sit

I believe this is a C-135 Stratolifter -- but don't quote me on that.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison/CNET
41
of 48

AMARG

After security

B-1

Lockheed C-5 Galaxy

On display

As far as the eye can see

USN, retired

P-2 Neptune Sub hunter

F-15 Eagle

Gives new meaning to the world 'stealth'

A-7 and F-4

F-14 Tomcat

Say hello to the Hog

Fighters and fighers

F-101 Voodoo

STOL transport

Trainers and turbines

Ready and waiting

Choppers, choppers everywhere

Rotors removed

C-130s

Row upon row

'Other'

Falcons

F-16

Ready for sleep

C-5s

Titan II, is that you?

Corsair II

Hulk

Canberra

B-1 behind

How many?

4 by 18

How old?

And even more

Air Guard

Soil

A-10

Big BUFF

Midsized cargo

Stripped for parts

Hawkeyes

Humvees

Choppers

Cobras

Big 'Bs'

So they sit

And another likely C-135. But this one is being stripped for parts.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison/CNET
42
of 48

AMARG

After security

B-1

Lockheed C-5 Galaxy

On display

As far as the eye can see

USN, retired

P-2 Neptune Sub hunter

F-15 Eagle

Gives new meaning to the world 'stealth'

A-7 and F-4

F-14 Tomcat

Say hello to the Hog

Fighters and fighers

F-101 Voodoo

STOL transport

Trainers and turbines

Ready and waiting

Choppers, choppers everywhere

Rotors removed

C-130s

Row upon row

'Other'

Falcons

F-16

Ready for sleep

C-5s

Titan II, is that you?

Corsair II

Hulk

Canberra

B-1 behind

How many?

4 by 18

How old?

And even more

Air Guard

Soil

A-10

Big BUFF

Midsized cargo

Stripped for parts

Hawkeyes

Humvees

Choppers

Cobras

Big 'Bs'

So they sit

So many E-2 Hawkeyes.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison/CNET
43
of 48

AMARG

After security

B-1

Lockheed C-5 Galaxy

On display

As far as the eye can see

USN, retired

P-2 Neptune Sub hunter

F-15 Eagle

Gives new meaning to the world 'stealth'

A-7 and F-4

F-14 Tomcat

Say hello to the Hog

Fighters and fighers

F-101 Voodoo

STOL transport

Trainers and turbines

Ready and waiting

Choppers, choppers everywhere

Rotors removed

C-130s

Row upon row

'Other'

Falcons

F-16

Ready for sleep

C-5s

Titan II, is that you?

Corsair II

Hulk

Canberra

B-1 behind

How many?

4 by 18

How old?

And even more

Air Guard

Soil

A-10

Big BUFF

Midsized cargo

Stripped for parts

Hawkeyes

Humvees

Choppers

Cobras

Big 'Bs'

So they sit

Though primarily aircraft storage, there are a few hundred ground vehicles as well.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison/CNET
44
of 48

AMARG

After security

B-1

Lockheed C-5 Galaxy

On display

As far as the eye can see

USN, retired

P-2 Neptune Sub hunter

F-15 Eagle

Gives new meaning to the world 'stealth'

A-7 and F-4

F-14 Tomcat

Say hello to the Hog

Fighters and fighers

F-101 Voodoo

STOL transport

Trainers and turbines

Ready and waiting

Choppers, choppers everywhere

Rotors removed

C-130s

Row upon row

'Other'

Falcons

F-16

Ready for sleep

C-5s

Titan II, is that you?

Corsair II

Hulk

Canberra

B-1 behind

How many?

4 by 18

How old?

And even more

Air Guard

Soil

A-10

Big BUFF

Midsized cargo

Stripped for parts

Hawkeyes

Humvees

Choppers

Cobras

Big 'Bs'

So they sit

The iconic Huey. Lots of iconic Hueys, as a matter of fact.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison/CNET
45
of 48

AMARG

After security

B-1

Lockheed C-5 Galaxy

On display

As far as the eye can see

USN, retired

P-2 Neptune Sub hunter

F-15 Eagle

Gives new meaning to the world 'stealth'

A-7 and F-4

F-14 Tomcat

Say hello to the Hog

Fighters and fighers

F-101 Voodoo

STOL transport

Trainers and turbines

Ready and waiting

Choppers, choppers everywhere

Rotors removed

C-130s

Row upon row

'Other'

Falcons

F-16

Ready for sleep

C-5s

Titan II, is that you?

Corsair II

Hulk

Canberra

B-1 behind

How many?

4 by 18

How old?

And even more

Air Guard

Soil

A-10

Big BUFF

Midsized cargo

Stripped for parts

Hawkeyes

Humvees

Choppers

Cobras

Big 'Bs'

So they sit

And of course, its thinner sibling, the Huey Cobra.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison/CNET
46
of 48

AMARG

After security

B-1

Lockheed C-5 Galaxy

On display

As far as the eye can see

USN, retired

P-2 Neptune Sub hunter

F-15 Eagle

Gives new meaning to the world 'stealth'

A-7 and F-4

F-14 Tomcat

Say hello to the Hog

Fighters and fighers

F-101 Voodoo

STOL transport

Trainers and turbines

Ready and waiting

Choppers, choppers everywhere

Rotors removed

C-130s

Row upon row

'Other'

Falcons

F-16

Ready for sleep

C-5s

Titan II, is that you?

Corsair II

Hulk

Canberra

B-1 behind

How many?

4 by 18

How old?

And even more

Air Guard

Soil

A-10

Big BUFF

Midsized cargo

Stripped for parts

Hawkeyes

Humvees

Choppers

Cobras

Big 'Bs'

So they sit

This is such an incredible juxtaposition. Next to the C-5, the B-1 looks positively tiny. Except it's not, it's nearly as long as a B-52! The C-5 is really just that massive.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison/CNET
47
of 48

AMARG

After security

B-1

Lockheed C-5 Galaxy

On display

As far as the eye can see

USN, retired

P-2 Neptune Sub hunter

F-15 Eagle

Gives new meaning to the world 'stealth'

A-7 and F-4

F-14 Tomcat

Say hello to the Hog

Fighters and fighers

F-101 Voodoo

STOL transport

Trainers and turbines

Ready and waiting

Choppers, choppers everywhere

Rotors removed

C-130s

Row upon row

'Other'

Falcons

F-16

Ready for sleep

C-5s

Titan II, is that you?

Corsair II

Hulk

Canberra

B-1 behind

How many?

4 by 18

How old?

And even more

Air Guard

Soil

A-10

Big BUFF

Midsized cargo

Stripped for parts

Hawkeyes

Humvees

Choppers

Cobras

Big 'Bs'

So they sit

The bus brings us back to Pima Air & Space museum, while the aircraft remain in the sun.

For the full story behind this tour, check out The Boneyard: thousands of aircraft in a desolate desert, awaiting their fate.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Geoffrey Morrison/CNET
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