The F-104 boneyard

Here are a couple of screenshots taken from Google Earth, showing the apron of the Centro Manutenzione (Maintenance Center) at Grazzanise, where a lot of retired F-104 rest waiting for restoration. The apron is located on the Eastern part of Grazzanise airbase, next to the RWY 24 threshold.

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David Cenciotti is a journalist based in Rome, Italy. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviationist”, one of the world’s most famous and read military aviation blogs. Since 1996, he has written for major worldwide magazines, including Air Forces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, and many others, covering aviation, defense, war, industry, intelligence, crime and cyberwar. He has reported from the U.S., Europe, Australia and Syria, and flown several combat planes with different air forces. He is a former 2nd Lt. of the Italian Air Force, a private pilot and a graduate in Computer Engineering. He has written five books and contributed to many more ones.