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Military Aircraft Boneyards #MISFT0020
Military Aircraft Boneyards
Motorbooks International

 The book, Military Aircraft Boneyards takes an in depth look at what the United States military does with surplus aircraft once they have reached the end of their service life.  For an aviation enthusiast, a walk through an aircraft bone-yard is a walk through aviation history.  "Military Aircraft Boneyards" takes a look at the various storage depots from World War II up through the late 1990s.  While the United States military has disposed of all its surplus aircraft at Davis-Monthan Air Force base near Tucson Arizona since the mid 1960s, prior to that there were a number of other disposal sights including Kingman, Searcy Field, Litchfield Park, Clinton and Walnut Ridge.  "Military Aircraft Boneyards" takes a look at all of these facilities with many photographs, some being published here for the first time, showing row upon row of surplus B-24 Liberators, B-36 Peacemakers, B-52 Stratofortresses, F-86 Sabres, P-51 Mustangs and many other aircraft types.  While most aircraft disposed of at a military aircraft bone-yard are cut up for scrap, others are parted out to give transplants to their operational brethren and a few lucky ones end-up being sold to individuals and museums who invest the time and money necessary to restore them back to their original glory.  The major sections of "Military Aircraft Boneyard" are as follows: 1) Acknowledgements; 2) Chapter 1 - The Process Of Aircraft Disposal After World War II; 3) Chapter 2 - Storage Depot 41: Kingman Army Air Field; 4) Chapter 3 - Additional Army Air Force Disposal Sites; 5) Chapter 4 - Naval Aircraft Storage And Disposal; 6) Chapter 5 - Davis-Monthan: From Aircraft Storage To Aircraft Recycling; ; 7) Appendix I - Reconstruction Finance Corporation Sales And Storage Fields; 8) Appendix II - Distribution Of Aircraft Inventory By Location, June 27, 1946; 9) Appendix III - Limited-Type Certificates Issued By The CAA For Surplus Military Aircraft; 10) Appendix IV - Larkins Kingman Photograph Tables; 11) Bibliography; 12) Endnotes and 13) Index.  In addition to an informative narrative, "Military Aircraft Boneyards" includes the following features: 1) Approximately 60 black and white photographs and 2) About 90 color photographs.  This book is 128 pages and is in excellent condition.  The authors are Nicholas A. Veronico, A. Kevin Grantham and Scott Thompson.  Edition published in 2000.


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