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AMARC (Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center)

davis-monthan_afb_amarg2015-march.jpg Some Skyhawks retired to the Arizona Desert!
Until 1967 surplus Navy and Marine Skyhawks were stored at NAS Litchfield Park, about 30 miles west of Phoenix AZ. When this facility closed, the Navy shifted the operation to Davis-Monthan AFB near Tucson, AZ. Known as the Military Aircraft Storage and Disposal Center (MASDC), the name was changed in October of 1985 to Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center (AMARC). The center is operated by the Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG) of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. Residing surplus aircraft may be returned to active service, converted to remotely-cntrolled drones or sold to friendly foreign governments. However, most Skyhawks were used for spare parts to keep other Skyhawks in service, and eventually they will be scrapped or turned over to qualified organizations to be put on public display.

Last updated 28 DEC 2017

AMARC Photo Page - "A" Birds.

AMARC Photo Page - "TA" Birds.


Aircraft Yards close to AMARC that have handled the Skyhawk.

  • ARM (Aircraft Restoration and Marketing), formerly called DMI or Dross Metals
  • DRMO (Defense Reutilization and Marketing Office),
  • HVF West LLC: DEMIL and Material Recovery.
  • United Aeronautical Corp., South Wilmot Rd.

Known "OUT" Dates from AMARC.

142899 A-4B:
AMARC Photo.
Kovaric: BuNo 142899 loaded on a trailer, going to Falcon Range at Fort Sill OK. Pic1 10FEB08; Pic2; Pic3

152858 was the only Skyhawk that Ed Heinemann flew in. From P. Kovaric.
Pic1 - marked for "DRMO" (see above); Pic2

154207 A-4F: as AMARC 3A0537 Pic1 from Roxann Hays shows 154207 resting next to "the China Lake White Whale"; Pic2 from Rozann Hays; Pic3 from Michael Baldock; Pic4 On 09JUL88 from W. Munzenmaier.
Reportedly scrapped by HVF West (see above). Pic1 dated 06JAN2000 from Phil Kovaric; Pic2

BuNo 154207 and 159848 Photos from Phil Kovaric on 10FEB2008 for AMARC 3A537, BuNo 154207 and AMARC 3A760 BuNo 159484.; Pic2.; Pic3.

BuNo 155030 A-4F AMARC 3A749: 10 FEB 2008 being cut-up for transportation to a range for use as a target. Photos by Phil Kovaric.
Pic1; Pic2; Pic3; Pic4

BuNo 156940 TA-4J: being readied for transportation, probably off to be cut up for recycle. 10FEB2008.
Pic1 Phil Kovaric; Pic2; Pic3; Pic4; Pic5; Pic6; Pic7; Pic8; Pic9; Pic10; Pic11; Pic12

BuNo 1556940, and two other TA-4J, BuNo 158122 and 158512, being readied for transportation, probably off to be cut up for recycle.Pic1 and Pic2

BuNo 158174,A-4M: AMARC 3A652, with wings clipped and ready for transportation. Believed to be going to Argentina for parts for their A-4AR Skyhawks. 10FEB08 by Phil Kovaric.
Pic1; Pic2; Pic3; Pic4; Pic5

BuNo 158176, A-4M: AMARC 3A587, with wings clipped and ready for transportation. Believed to be going to Argentina for parts for their A-4AR Skyhawks. 10FEB2008 from Phil Kovaric
Pic1: Pic2: Pic3: Pic4: Pic5: Pic6: Pic7: Pic8: Pic9

158454: 28 MAR 1994 - 06 JUL 1998: At rest in the desert is 158454. This bird was shipped to the Republic of Indonesia Air Force and refurbished as TT-0419 by Safe Air Ltd. It served with SKU.11 up to 05 AUG 2004 when it was stored. In Y2007 it was marked as 'Un-serviceable'.

159484 A-4M: BuNo 159484 Photo from Roxann Hays.
Scrapped by HVF West; AMARC 3A537, BuNo 154207 and AMARC 3A760 BuNo 159484; Pic2; Pic3; Pic4
BuNo 159484 and 159790 ready for transportation to the HVF scrapping facility near AMARC. Pic1
Pic2

159790 A-4M: BuNo 159790 from Roxanne Hays
BuNo 159484 and 159790 ready for transportation to the HVF scrapping facility near AMARC. Pic1 and Pic2



2014 aerial of 42 T-Birds at AMARC

2014 aerial of 83 T-Birds at AMARC

Older photos from the AMARC.

A-4B Row
A-4E Row
A-4s/TA-4s at AMARC
TA-4J Row

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