Welcome to the Tucson Aviation Scrapyards web site, a companion site to the AMARC Experience. Due to the proximity of the main Aerospace Maintenance And Regeneration Center (AMARC) many aircraft that depart from there end up in the number of scrapyards and restoration yards that surround the complex. Some stay a very short while, being prepared for onward delivery to their final destination. Some airframes stay a lot longer in storage, are restored or are used as a source of spares for other aircraft. Some are reduced to small pieces of metal that are melted down for recycling.

This site has recently been redesigned to improve download times and improve maintainability, please let me know what you think of its new presentation.




One of 4 Douglas A-4 Skyhawks in the ARM yard, A-4E 152070 coded AD-13 and ex. AMARC AN3A0792. It is still displaying it's 'Aggressor' colours that it wore when it operated with the VF-45 'Blackbirds' based at NAS Key West. Acting as the adversary during combat training it would mimick the tactics and characteristics of enemy forces to enhance the realism of exercise's.


Featured Photographs

A few extra photographs of the ARM A-4 Skyhawks for you to have a look at.

        





Aerial Photographs

The best way to understand the layout of the Tucson Scrapyards is from the air. In this section you will find a quantity of high resolution aerial photographs taken in 2000 and 2001 covering the majority of the yards in the area. Unfortunately I do not possess one of Jacks Government Surplus at present. If anyone out there has one I could use I would be very interested to hear from you. I have kept the pictures to a large size for ease of viewing but that does mean that they take longer to download, I hope you find that this extra time is worth it.

For more aerial photographs visit the Picture Gallery.