10 MiG-31 Boneyard [photos]

MiG-31 Boneyard [photos]

Posted on April 20, 2011 by team

Every plane, as well as every engine, has its own lifetime. Engine’s lifetime is measured in working hours, and airframe’s lifetime – in the number of takeoffs and landings. After the end of lifetime, an engine can be demounted and replaced by a new one, but an airframe is often disposed. Here is one of the military boneyards, where disposed MiGs are stored.

Some indicators.

Mounting section of the engine.


Some more equipment…


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10 Responses to “MiG-31 Boneyard [photos]”

  1. lietuvis_LT says:

    Nice jets, would love to see them realy :D 1st

  2. testicules says:

    A less glorious ending could not be imagined. They should have been used as target drones or something useful

  3. DouglasUrantia says:

    Melt them down and turn the resulting aluminum sheets into housing for Japan quake victims.

  4. Mizz... (A) says:

    Intersting seeing how much small parts a plane actually are made of, most of all that small pieces are in fact handmade or assembled by hand.

  5. whodareswins says:

    Mechanical control rods? Fly by wire is the way forward!

  6. Gabriel says:

    Hi my friends
    We share the passion for aircrafts, specially soviet made aircrafts.
    I have plans to visit Moscow soon. Could you tell me where is this boneyard located? It is open to the public or do I need some special permit?
    thanks in advance,

  7. Commander Awesome says:

    Looks like the rest of the Russian Air Force.

  8. Adolfo Camara says:

    I would expect more respect for these planes.

  9. Hronos says:

    Pic 12. Have 2 stars. What is means? They landed somebody?

    • Mikle says:

      First star it is a sign “Gvardija” – guard air regimaent/ Second – it is a medal “Gold star” – hero of USSR.

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