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Posted: 10/15/2004 12:58:44 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/15/2004 2:29:55 PM EST by KA3B]
Here are some shots from Dyess taken on Saturday 9 Oct 04.
These are the aircraft from the 13 Bomb Squadron.

The 13 Bomb Squadron is inactivating on 28 Oct leaving the 9th Bomb Squadron and the 28th Bomb Squadron as Dyess's two B-1Squadrons.

The 13th Bomb Squadron is moving to Whiteman, becoming the 13th Weapons Squadron, the B-2 Weapons School Squadron assigned to the 57th Wing at Nellis.

















Link Posted: 10/15/2004 1:20:51 PM EST
bump...
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 1:22:39 PM EST
sweet
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 1:22:53 PM EST
I love these pictures of our bombers!
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 1:28:44 PM EST
Hey cool! My buddy "Crab" is there, and in those Bones.
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 1:29:18 PM EST
I still think those are the coolest looking planes ever made
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 1:33:18 PM EST
Nice color.
I've mostly seen them in green and some old pics of them in desert colors.
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 1:41:40 PM EST
Jimmy Carter wouldn't be happy with this thread.
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 1:44:20 PM EST
Good pics. Thanks
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 1:51:29 PM EST
Damn, that is one sexy machine.
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 1:52:37 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/15/2004 1:57:23 PM EST by Defender3]
Oh-oh, better balance how you fill those fuel tanks!

Link Posted: 10/15/2004 1:53:51 PM EST
You can never have too many bombers.
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 1:57:20 PM EST
B-1B Ser#85-061 used to be called "Mr. Bones" when it was with the 128th Bomb Squadron in GA Air National Guard. Here is what the nose art looked like. I wonder what happened to it? Please don't tell me someone painted over it because the bird came from a Guard unit.

Link Posted: 10/15/2004 1:59:02 PM EST

Originally Posted By Defender3:
Oh-oh, better balance how you fill those fuel tanks!

img.photobucket.com/albums/v501/defender3va/B1B-3.jpg



Would do the same thing if you didn't load the bomb bays in the right sequence.
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 2:04:23 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/15/2004 2:05:07 PM EST by Defender3]
B-1B Nose Art From Robbins AFB circa 2002.



Link Posted: 10/15/2004 2:05:47 PM EST
bmick325 - absolutely right - however, this case was a fueling problem.
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 2:30:17 PM EST
Added two more pictures...
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 2:36:30 PM EST
Dyess 28th Bomb Squadron BONES













Link Posted: 10/15/2004 2:38:07 PM EST
I was there in 2001-2002. I got nose art T-shirts of all the birds in the 128th before they went away. "The Last Laugh" is my personal favorite. BTW, does anyone know where "059" is now?
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 2:52:55 PM EST
Some pictures of them doing what they were meant to do.

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- A B-1B Lancer from the global power bomber combined test force here drops a Joint Standoff Weapon during a recent test mission. The test marked the first time the JSOW has been dropped from the long-range bomber.

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- A B-1B Lancer releases a payload of inert weapons here, after its record breaking flights. The B-1B unofficially set and broke almost 50 new world speed records during the air show Oct. 25 and 26, 2003.

FILE PHOTO -- A B-1B Lancer unleashes cluster munitions. The B-1B uses radar and inertial navigation equipment enabling aircrews to globally navigate, update mission profiles and target coordinates in-flight, and precision bomb without the need for ground-based navigation aids.
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 2:59:04 PM EST
Is this something else that John Kerry voted against?
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 3:04:10 PM EST

Originally Posted By SWS:
Is this something else that John Kerry voted against?



Of course. It's for the United States Military.

SG
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 3:11:56 PM EST
I can't find out where it is, but it is called "Better Duck" now.
It was the 19th B-1B built, the first one built in 1985 as a B-1B Lot IV Lancer.


Originally Posted By bmick325:
I was there in 2001-2002. I got nose art T-shirts of all the birds in the 128th before they went away. "The Last Laugh" is my personal favorite. BTW, does anyone know where "059".
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 6:04:27 PM EST

Originally Posted By KA3B:
I can't find out where it is, but it is called "Better Duck" now.
It was the 19th B-1B built, the first one built in 1985 as a B-1B Lot IV Lancer.


Originally Posted By bmick325:
I was there in 2001-2002. I got nose art T-shirts of all the birds in the 128th before they went away. "The Last Laugh" is my personal favorite. BTW, does anyone know where "059".



It looks like 86-133 got painted over too. She used to be the "Memphis Belle 2". That really stinks.

KA3B-Many thanks for all the photos and aviation posts. Keep 'em coming.
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