|Military Aircraft Storage and Disposition Center (MASDC)
Davis Monthan AFB
Looking Back (to my pre-digital camera days)
|A brief photo-report using my slides taken during a visit to MASDC in 1981.
In 1981 the standard visit was an all day tour of the whole site, basically anywhere where you asked to see. Most of my images were on black/white negative film and not so far scanned. The images below are of the few slides I took on the day.
The 'Boneyard' became the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG) in May 2007.
|Republic F-105D Thunderchief (59-1774 'FK035') 121 TFS / District of Columbia ANG on the arrivals ramp. It was sent to Peterson Range, Colorado in 1997.|
|Left to right: Republic F-105B Thunderchief (57-5817 'HI' 'FK025') USAFR 466th TFS (508th TFW) to AMARC in 1980, preserved in Chillicothe, Montana.
North American F-100D Super Sabre (55-2821 'FE306') Iowa ANG, arrived in 1977 and later converted to QF-100D.
North American F-100D Super Sabre (56-3034 'FE523') 122 TFS, Louisana ANG.
|Left to right: McDonnell RF-101C Voodoo (56-0047 'FF338') Mississippi ANG 153rd TRS to MASDC in 1976, scrapped 1984.
McDonnell RF-101C Voodoo (56-0128 'FF336') Mississippi ANG 153rd TRS to MASDC in 1976, scrapped 1984.
McDonnell RF-101C Voodoo (56-0129 'FF333') Mississippi ANG 153rd TRS to MASDC in 1976, scrapped 1984.
|Left to right: Martin EB-57E Canberra (55-4293 'BM121') arrived 1979. Preserved at Lowry AFB and later Wings Over the Rockies Aviation and Space Museum, Colorado.
Martin EB-57E Canberra (55-4276 'BM115') arrived 1979. To San Clamente.
Martin B-57E Canberra (55-4275 'BM082') arrived 1976. Salvaged by Allied Aircraft Sales of Tucson in 1984.
|Left to right: Boeing NB-52E Stratofortress (56-0632 'BC211') arrived at MASDC in 1974, displayed on celebrity row it was eventually scrapped.
Boeing B-52D Stratofortress (55-0678 'BC252') scrapped in 1994.
Boeing B-47E Stratojet (51-5251 'BB001'), as marked the nose section was to be removed for 53-4296 at the Arms and Armament Museum, Eglin.
|Left to right: Boeing KC-97L Stratofreighter (52-0901 '0901' '5C105') Illinois ANG.
Lockheed EC-121K Warning Star (141309) ex PMTC at Point Mugu US Navy, arrived in 1978. Later transferred to Aerospace Museum of California, McClellan AFB.
Douglas C-47D Skytrain (45-1074 'CB393') later registered N1074A and in storage at Pima Air & Space Museum from at least 1989. Sold to Preferred Airparts in Kidron Ohio and registered N567PT in 2016.
|Left to right: Grumman US-2C Tracker (136719 'IS762' registered N8115M) Naval Air Station Sigonella. Transferred to Ontario Municipal Airport, Boise.
Beechcraft RU-8D Seminole (58-1358 'UB095') US Army. To Combat Air Museum in Topeka, Kansas.
Beechcraft U-8G Seminole (57-3092 '3U004') US Army.
|Left to right: Vought F-8K Crusader (145558 'MC' '2F289') VMF-351 US Marines, to AMARC in 1974. To New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, New Mexico in 1985.
Douglas A-3D Skywarrior (138904 'ZR-12', '2A046') arrived in 1970 and scrapped in 1987.
Douglas A-3D Skywarrior (142247 'AJ-611' '47', '2A050') formally VAQ-129 arrived in 1970, scrapped in 1994 or perhaps preserved at NAS Alameda.