Posted by lex on July 2nd, 2007
In a typical case of the bureaucracy run amok, the Pentagon has paid an Arizona contractor $900,000 to shred retired F-14’s that have been heaped upon the Davis-Monthan boneyard.**
A mechanical monster grabs the F-14 fighter jet and chews through one wing and then another, ripping off the Tomcat’s appendages before moving onto its guts. Finally, all that’s left is a pile of shredded rubble — like the scraps from a Thanksgiving turkey.
I’d have done the job for free.
** 10-13-20 – Old link gone; substitute found – Ed.