posted on Jul, 8 2006 @ 08:56 AM
They're broken up after they get there. Davis Monthan keeps them in flyable storage for a certain number of years, then they destroy them. Some are
stripped for parts, some are just destroyed. The B-52s they took a big crane with a guillotine shaped blade on it, and chopped them in front of the
wings, and right in front of the tail.
Since some of the plane types are still in service, they'll strip all the engines, and obscure parts (like the whickets and doohickies) off the ones
that go into the boneyard and keep them in storage for when they need them.