BuffaloGR's Journal

By BuffaloGR

Boneyard Buff

This pattern of B-52s is in the "boneyard" at Davis Monthan AFB, AZ...awaiting verified destruction. Destruction is a treaty obligation with the Russians. For those who are wondering, "BUFF" is an acronym; "big ugly fat fellow". These are B-52Gs, the 7th in the series of B-52 models, they date from 1960-61.

The boneyard is the slang name for the bureaucratic name: Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG). It's a place where military airplanes go to die. A lot are kept here indefinitely; I saw a Navy DC-3, circa 1944 as the oldest one. Somewhere out there, I saw a MIG 23...you gotta wonder about that.

They're all in rows and rows...photographer's dream, but only through a fence.

Sign in or get an account to comment.