If I remember correctly the cabs are left in the desert as it tends to keep them in good nick, ISTR that as Gulf war 1 kicked off the US Air force nipped down and got a fair few of their A10's back into running order pretty sharpish? No doubt most of the good bits will have been taken out and "recycled" already.
The Sharkey is a chimp debate is all well and good, he certainly stirred up a lot of heat and light pre- and during Ellamy but I wonder how much money has actually been saved by shelving the SHAR fleet and a CVS in the period since they went, put into context against the money we appear to have magically saved in the EP and have even managed to build up as a contingency. PT as will many others know, these sums are allegedly massive and whilst I suspect there is some cute accounting we do seem to have ceased some projects and reaped a dividend.
I don't think the savings we made on SHAR/CVS will have been that significant in the great scheme of things. I still wonder what was the driving force behind their retirement and the Navy's acceptance of quite a considerable gap in FW aviation and carrier capability?