Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Davis Monthan Air Force Waste Base

Check out this high res satellite image of Davis Monthan air force base and its incredibly enormous "boneyard" of old decomissioned warplanes.

Now I'm a big airplane fanatic, and even I can see that this is incredibly wasteful. There are thousands of airplanes in this image, just collecting dust, in various states of disrepair. 99% of these airframes were never actually used for anything useful, unless you count their countless training missions and practice "exercises." No actual relevant tasks for virtually any of these planes. No bombs dropped, no lives saved. Just wasted fuel, metal, time, and money.

Your money.

What a ridiculous waste.

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