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User currently offlineB741 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 716 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 8 months 11 hours ago) and read 2670 times:

We hear and see so much about Mohave, Marana, Tucson, AMARC, etc. Where are the former Soviet Union Military/Civilian boneyards located?


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User currently offlineAfay1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 1293 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 10 hours ago) and read 2584 times:

I don't know of any specific ones, but many airports in Russia have a boneyard section of civilian and cargo aircraft. The museum at Monino is also a bit of a boneyard in its own right. There is a large scrap materials market in Russia/CIS, and combined with harsh weather, I don't think planes sit around all that long.

User currently offlineOobitsa From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 79 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 9 hours ago) and read 2450 times:

Most airports in the former Soviet Union have a boneyard element to them. For example, my flights into Tbilisi allow me to trace the history of post-Soviet air transport in the NIS. You've got all sorts of Yaks and Tupolevs in various states of disrepair, as well as a handful former KLM Cityhopper turboprops from a failed venture to serve the Caucasus market.


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User currently offlineSkyexramper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2151 times:

You don't hear about them because those airplanes are still flying..hehe..they can't afford to build new ones.  Silly

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