Bentivoglio scrapyard

On August 07th I visited the famous Bentivoglio military surplus yard (, located at the Bufalotta, next to the GRA, in Rome, and I was given permission to wander in the scrapyard and make some pictures of the aircraft, helicopters, drones, engines, tanks, rocket launchers, and various equipments and parts currently there. Many F-104 are still there and also some G.91Y as this panoramic picture shows:

Here’s a selection of the most interesting items currently available:









About David Cenciotti
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.