Where Airplanes go to Die

Tonight is the 90th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party. I celebrated it by jumping two security fences and sneaking into an aircraft graveyard on the campus of Beijing Flight School and subsequently getting kicked out of the aforementioned resting place by a security guard who was more interested in not having kids roaming the lot than pursuing us for arrest. Thank god.

In this yard were old SCUDs, a couple nuclear missles (lacking payload of course), one of the first look-down radar spy planes ever put into service, and a variety of other Cold War relics that were pretty neat to check out. Pictures below, I’ll have to update with captions later.


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