The huge tanks were once used for storing liquid nitrogen and liquid oxygen and are now just excess military equipment that Nellis would like to get off the premises. On another level, the auction will also generate some revenue for the military; their version of a “bake sale”.
KLAS TV, News 8 published this remark from Tim McPhillips of Government Liquidation, the auction site handling the sale.
"Customers will, many times, purchase these to use as a storage containers for other uses just like you would a shed in your backyard. They build shelters out of them."
"The doomsday preppers will build their bunkers out of them. We've already heard from a customer who's expressed interest in cutting them opening to use as flower beds."
The minimum bid for one of the tanks is $50; the tanks usually go from $300 to $8000.
The Air Force has disabled the containers so they will no longer hold liquid nitrogen or liquid oxygen.
It is not known what the Air Force used the liquid nitrogen and liquid oxygen for; although a quick web search indicates there are multiple possibilities, esp. in military applications.
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