- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: July 12, 2007
When the military's heavy-duty machinery completes its last tour of duty, there's no 21-gun salute, just a surprisingly useful afterlife. Check it out in this latest episode.
- An innovative look at the ultimate in "reuse, recycle, reduce."
- Scrap or treasure? What happens to machines once their useful life has ended?
- When military-spec becomes military-scrap, it heads to the BONEYARD.
All creations, great or small, have a limited lifespan. BONEYARD is a visually captivating and richly informative new series from THE HISTORY CHANNEL® that uncovers the beneficial afterlife of our age's defunct technology. From trains to ships to demolition debris, learn the innovation, creativity and technical prowess that make waste useful again.
From typewriters to ICBMs, machines are the backbone of the U.S. military. An incomprehensibly huge amount of materiel is used and abused by our nation's armed forces. They keep it running as long as they can - military-grade equipment is built to last, after all - but there comes a point when gear just can't be repaired any longer.
And then it's time for the BONEYARD. But just because equipment no longer fulfills its intended mission doesn't mean it's no longer useful.
In the BONEYARD, ingenious technicians ensure that every last penny of your tax dollar is put to work. Watch as the Abrams tank is completely rebuilt, TOW missiles are disassembled and recycled and surplus tanks are used as live-fire targets.
See how, in the harshest conditions on the planet, battle-tested gear is put to the ultimate test, and then heads to the BONEYARD.