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Old 05-28-2013, 10:46 PM   #31
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Yes. But 365 were strictly SALT driven.
Yep - but there were over 740 B52s built and not all were destroyed for SALT purposes.

My point is that the majority of military aircraft sent to the boneyard are ultimately scrapped out.

I also think you will agree that those of us who built,flew,and maintained these aircraft feel a little sad when remembering these aircraft in their operational days.
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Old 05-28-2013, 11:43 PM   #32
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Yep - but there were over 740 B52s built and not all were destroyed for SALT purposes.

My point is that the majority of military aircraft sent to the boneyard are ultimately scrapped out.

I also think you will agree that those of us who built,flew,and maintained these aircraft feel a little sad when remembering these aircraft in their operational days.
Totally. In fact we have an AMARG tour planned during our trip to San Diego this year.

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Old 05-28-2013, 11:51 PM   #33
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Totally. In fact we have an AMARG tour planned during our trip to San Diego this year.

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Enjoy your trip - we stayed at the Voyager RV park on Kolb Road which is very close to DM.

When I went to DM in 1978 it was before all the security measures were in effect and I got an informal tour by one of the employees there. I went mostly to see if there were any B47s left and there weren't many.
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Enjoy your trip - we stayed at the Voyager RV park on Kolb Road which is very close to DM.

When I went to DM in 1978 it was before all the security measures were in effect and I got an informal tour by one of the employees there. I went mostly to see if there were any B47s left and there weren't many.
Our plan is to camp on the base at the FAMCAMP. I will try to get some B-47 photos if there are any left.
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:21 AM   #35
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Our plan is to camp on the base at the FAMCAMP. I will try to get some B-47 photos if there are any left.
That's very nice of you and thanks. There's an old neglected EB-47E at the Pima Air & Space Museum and don't bother wasting your film on that one.

We took a wrong turn in Tucson on our way to the Voyager RV park on S. Kolb Road and went along one side of the boneyard where you could see many moth balled C-130s sitting out in the sun.

Once again -thanks and have a safe trip.
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