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Old 01-01-1970, 12:00 AM   #1
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I know this is off the subject, but can some one advise me where abouts in the US the place is where they store all the old planes outside,Thanks ,Lawrie





 
Old 01-01-1970, 12:00 AM   #2
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its called AMARC in tucson arizona, alot of old military planes





 
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Old 01-01-1970, 12:00 AM   #3
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Do they cut up these planes for scrap? Or am I thinking of some other plane scrap yard?





 
Old 01-01-1970, 12:00 AM   #4
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they save some for parts, restore some and cut some up for parts





 
Old 01-01-1970, 12:00 AM   #5
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Ok thanks,

About 5 years ago I was helping someone design a big saw to cut up B52's for scrap but could not remember where the scrap yard was located.



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Old 01-01-1970, 12:00 AM   #6
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they use a big blade that they drop on the planes now like a big knife it just slices thru the plane with one drop





 
Old 03-28-2005, 06:17 PM   #7
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Right, but this is what they were trying to get away from as cutting the plane up like sliced bread they thought would be neater and faster allowing less bent metal to pick through for salvage.

Several different ideas were tossed around from pneumatic cutters to a big band saw on tracks. Guess they decided to stick with the blade and crane.



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Old 03-28-2005, 06:21 PM   #8
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yes crude but fast, they use it to cut the tail and wings off the b 52's dont want them fling around you neighborhood







 
Old 03-28-2005, 06:29 PM   #9
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yes they tried it out on old chevys with good results so they carried it on to old planes::::::: tongue in cheek::: guys





 
Old 03-28-2005, 06:53 PM   #10
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My uncle was a designer on the B52

during the 1950's. It is a good thing he is not around today to see the salvage operations. The B52 was his life work.



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Old 03-29-2005, 07:07 AM   #11
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Is AMARC located on the site of the old Davis-Monthan AAF base?





 
Old 03-29-2005, 09:55 AM   #12
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Yes and some of the guys on this site are probably using it on their Fords ( for a quick roof chop etc)!



GB





 
Old 03-29-2005, 11:01 AM   #13
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Thanks for the reply,s,we are going through Tucson and will stop and have a look,

Lawrie





 
Old 03-29-2005, 11:13 AM   #14
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Yes.





 
 

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