Safety crews on this small island in Guam had to extinguish the damage when this B-2 Stealth Bomber crashed.
PEGASUS FIELD AIRPORT
Take a look at this remote location: this airstrip in Antarctica. Pegasus field is named after a C-121 Lockheed Constellation, showed above. Bad weather caused this plane to crash on October 8, 1970, and the remains are still there beneath the ice and snow.
This abandoned aircraft museum at Khodynka Airdrome in Russia, is the site of the very first flight in Russia in 1910. It was a fully functional airport until the early 2000s.
Only an advanced diver could make this 105-foot plunge to view the Corsair in Hawaii. The pilot ran out of fuel while on a training mission in 1946, and although he successfully escaped, the plane still rests on the bottom of the ocean.
The Mikoyan used to be a part of the Central Aerodome Museum at Frunze Central Airfield.
WAR OF THE WORLDS
Although this commercial airplane appears to be crashed, it is actually a prop from the Steven Spielberg film War of the World. Guests can see it today at Universal Studios in California.
Originally designed as a long-range bomber escort, this abandoned F-101B Voodoo rests on a snow-covered field at Fort Indiantown Gap in Pennsylvania. This particular plane was never actually flown by thePennsylvania National Guard — it was flown by the North Dakota Air National Guard.
The U.K. used this jet to train pilots in jet-powered aircraft flying. This particular Jet Provost remains discarded in a field outside of Bristol in the U.K.
An abandoned, wingless fighter plane
The airplane were used as jet-powered escort fighters. It was affectionately nicknamed the “One-oh-Wonder”.
Nobody knows the story of this damaged plane, but this haunting image fills the mind with many endless and unsettling opportunities.
JUMBO JET 747
The plane was once called the Juan T. Trippe and was the centerpiece of the famous Pan Am company. It was built in 1970 as the world’s first commercial jumbo jet. It was purchased by a South Korean couple after it was decommissioned, and they turned it into a fancy Asian restaurant. Sadly, it went out of business, but the structure remains.
Al-Bakr Air Base, Iraq
In the 1980s, the Al-Bakr Air Base was considered be the most important airfield in Iraq. The area sustained heavy damage during the first Gulf War. By 2003, the MiG-23s found at the former base were in a poor state.
Airplane Graveyard, Ohio
The remnants of a fleet of World War II fighter planes rest and rot at an abandoned airplane graveyard in Ohio. Photographer Johnny Joo snapped this shot as the blue sky breaks through on a gray, cold day.
Aircraft Graveyard, Nigeria
This graveyard of commercial airplanes at Benin City Airport in Nigeria is one of numerous aircraft gravesites around the country.
Seattle-born photographer Matthew Clark was able to visit the salvage yard of a company contracted by Virgin to create planes for private space flights. Check out his next image as well!
Clark’s visit to the salvage yard in Mojave also captured this stunning black & white shot. Clark says of airplanes, “I’ve always had a love of airplanes—my father worked for Boeing. Planes are glorious when flying and mystifying while decaying.”
Photographer Jonathan Haeber visited this undisclosed airplane graveyard in America’s western deserts to illuminate these decaying bombers at night.
The undisclosed location Haeber visited featured bombers from both World War II and the Cold War, all lined up as if preparing for one final mission.
This toppled helicopter rests with other abandoned aircraft on the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall. Photographer Ben Salter captured the eerie scene.
The Germans lead the way on modern warfare innovation. This tank is also from the graveyard near Paderborn, Germany.
This base in Ussuriysk was for tank repairs. As a result, there are more dissembled equipment pieces here than in many other locations. Now all that remains are pieces of Soviet tanks.
When the nuclear reactor at Chernobyl began to melt down, the Soviet Union sent in hundreds of military vehicles to evacuate locals and to help contain the disaster. Eventually, the tanks were too radioactive to be moved, so they have been abandoned there.
Tanks, trucks, and helicopters were abandoned for decades because of high levels of radioactivity. Recently, it was discovered that many of these vehicles have disappeared. It is suspected that they were stolen for use by — or even against — Ukraine.
This huge area of abandoned Soviet tanks can be found outside of Kabul.
The Soviet invasion of Afghanistan lasted nearly 10 years, from December 1979 to February 1989.
In Iraq, a more modern version of the abandoned tank drama continues to play itself out. This scrapyard at Camp Taji is home to thousands of abandoned vehicles.
CAMP TAJI, IRAQ
Enormous field artillery guns are also among the rusting remains of war.
CAMP TAJI, IRAQ
These tanks are leftovers from the First Gulf War in Kuwait. Rows upon rows of have been rusting away for over 25 years.
GULF WAR IN KUWAIT
Operation Desert Storm, as it was known, won back territory for Kuwait but left behind destruction, damage and millions of pounds of sheet metal.
These decommissioned tanks await deconstruction in Germany. They have been there for decades.
More German heavy machinery sits abandoned.