Looking around the Boneyard, you might feel like you're in a trendy store in a shopping mall...Old Navy, for example.
They got A-6 Intruders there.
Here's an S-2 Tracker that looks like it'd clean up well.
And they've even got some Marine Corps Harrier jets here.
They still supposedly have a bunch of C-141 Starlifters here, but as they're all being chopped up, we didn't get to go over there. Same for the B-52s. We saw the occasional B-52 aside from the one on display on "celebrity row", a sort of petting zoo where they keep one of each type that that have in storage, but most are kept off in their own area where we didn't get to go. Even bribes offered to the bus driver didn't get it done.
There were a few, though.
Then there were the curiosities--the "one-off" special planes or the old ones that make you wonder just what else you're not seeing.
Here's a YC-14, Boeing's attempt to make a jet-powered STOL aircraft comparabe in size and performance to the C-130.
Here's a Fairchild T-46, a trainer that was intended to replace the again T-37.
There's this old Martin Canberra bomber back in storage, still here after all these years.
And does anyone want to take a guess as to what this airframe behind the T-38 is?
Ed, were he still here, would approve.
They also have two different F-4 Phantoms painted up as Vietnam Ace Steve Ritchie's plane. What's up with that?
The Boneyard tour was a fantastic experience all by itself, but they could make it a lot cooler by just giving us all ATVs and some bottled water and turning us loose to explore.
Think about it, Air Force...I'll even promise in writing not to steal an airplane...O-2As and T-34s excepted, of course.