Scrapping a B-52 Stratofortress at AMARG Boneyard

b 52 scrapping  Scrapping a B-52 Stratofortress at AMARG Boneyard(Image: Screenshot via YouTube)

This excerpt from a German language documentary shows the crude nature of aircraft scrapping, as a mighty B-52 Stratofortress is cut-up at the AMARG facility at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona, popularly referred to as the Boneyard.  The 185,000 lb bomber is no match for “the guillotine”, used to reduce the B-52s to several massive chunks of scrap to be viewed by Russian spy satellites under the SALT II Treaty prior to final recycling.  Like the B-52s, aircraft numbers at the Boneyard appear to be dwindling.