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Military bone yard episode on the History channel

Did anyone watch the Military bone yard episode on the History channel? It is amazing to see how they can repair a vehicle that is in as bad of shape as it was and make it like new again. On the other hand, I could not believe what they do with equipment that is outdated or too much work to rapair.M16 being tossed into grinders Vietnam and WW2 era tanks smelted down into a hunk of metal. Amazing pieces of engineering destroyed along with its history. All because of the idiots in Washington who want to keep this stuff away from the public. The episode pained me so much, that I could not watch the rest of it.

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royalestel9 years ago
Eh, I don't know, man. Some times I think we care too much about old things people used. Meanwhile, there's a really nifty collection of experimental aircraft at the aeronautical museum in Ft. Rucker, AL. If you like old military hardware, you should check that out.
Sedgewick17 (author)  royalestel9 years ago
Think of all the cool stuff there melting. Some of these things cost millions of dollars if someone were to buy it. Imagine someone in the future melting all those experimental aircraft at the Fort Ruckers museum.
To be honest, it wouldn't really hurt my feelings. For most of history, old buildings were just old. The last couple of centuries (really the last 70 years) they suddenly became "historical". I mean, I have an antique chest of drawers with a mirror that broke. So I threw out the mirror. In the end it's just a hunk of wood. Obviously, you feel strongly different.
Sedgewick17 (author)  royalestel9 years ago
You are talking about a dresser. I am talking about some of the most impressive military hardware ever. Imagine if people were able to climb inside some of this equipment rather than look at the outside. They would have a better understanding of how difficult it must have been for the crew to live in on a day-to-day basis. Most places do not allow this because of the possible damage to the machine. When it comes to historic building I have always been impressed by how well they were built, and how nice they look. I would rater see someone living in one of these old homes that are a delight for the eye than a modern one which more and more lack quality and appearance.
Kira_Koenig9 years ago
Yeah, Sedgewick17 I know what you mean. I saw about five minuets of it and had to move on. I can understand destroying small arms, but the aircraft and vehicles should be reused. I would love to have a Huey or De-Mil Cobra Helicopter myself. I went to an airshow in NC and the last remaining (and Flying) Vietnam helicopters were there, but if something happen to them, where would we do to replace that part of aviation history?