Pentagon Selling Aviation History

From the Cold War to the space race, from Vietnam to Iraq, the U.S. military is selling bits and pieces of its aviation history. In 16-square-inch (100-sq-cm) bits and pieces, to be precise. Around 2,000 obsolete warplanes and other aircraft owned by the U.S. Defense Department will go on a virtual auction block next week as the Pentagon takes advantage of a boom in scrap metal prices to make some money.

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