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The "Bone" turns thirty.

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posted on Jul, 25 2015 @ 05:04 PM
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What can one say? One of America's jewels.

Be it fly-bys, Air Shows or grounds forces watching the results of a package hitting a target precisely, it will grab your attention...


allthingsaero.com...




posted on Jul, 25 2015 @ 05:10 PM
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a reply to: nwtrucker

Blown by the bone....



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edit on 25-7-2015 by nwtrucker because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 25 2015 @ 05:28 PM
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Thirty years on, and it's STILL a pain to work on.



posted on Jul, 25 2015 @ 05:36 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

I had heard that. apparently, they'd rather work on a B-52 any day ?



posted on Jul, 25 2015 @ 05:38 PM
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a reply to: nwtrucker

Jesus yes. We ran 15 B-52s through the base one night, and when they left three days later, not one broke. We had 5 B-1s sitting out there broke one night, and only one of them had been there to begin with. The other four were going home from an airshow in Singapore.



posted on Jul, 25 2015 @ 05:55 PM
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It's one hell of an impressibly loud plane.

But it looks great.



posted on Jul, 25 2015 @ 05:56 PM
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a reply to: nwtrucker

I was on the buffs for almost 5 years, I remember 1 time we dropped below 90% Mc rate.

In the 2 years I worked on the bone we never got over 30% Mc rate...

Horrible nasty pain in the butt to work....



posted on Jul, 25 2015 @ 06:00 PM
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a reply to: Irishhaf

There is no such thing as an FMC B-1.




posted on Jul, 25 2015 @ 06:54 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

I can think of two positive things about the bone....

1: it's pretty
2: the latches for the engine cowl hated everything else.



posted on Jul, 25 2015 @ 06:58 PM
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a reply to: Irishhaf

Don't forget that....

No, that's about it.



posted on Jul, 25 2015 @ 08:14 PM
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originally posted by: grey580
It's one hell of an impressibly loud plane.

Sure is. Especially when it's only a few hundred feet away from you with all four afterburners on. Makes the ground and your chest quake.

Would love to have seen and heard it's predecessor with six afterburning jet engines flying by:




posted on Jul, 25 2015 @ 08:32 PM
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And for those who haven't had the pleasure: The B-1B inverted/barrel rolls:

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posted on Jul, 25 2015 @ 09:05 PM
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a reply to: _BoneZ_

I've slept at the Petro Truck Stop just north of Dyess AFB , dead tired, grabbing my eight...engine on fast idle to keep the AC at max cold- also to bury outside noise with the steady vibration and sound-until 2 B-1s used the truck stop as a reference point.. vibration and noise redefined!

I was awake, big time, grabbed a coffee and went down the road....



posted on Jul, 26 2015 @ 12:30 PM
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originally posted by: grey580
It's one hell of an impressibly loud plane.

But it looks great.


Bet it's not as loud as a Vulcan.I saw four of the take off simultaneously from Waddington back in the 70s,they were soooooooo loud I could see the sound without drinking 20 cans of Red Bull
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posted on Jul, 26 2015 @ 04:13 PM
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a reply to: Imagewerx
I've heard both one v one. It's close, real close between the two.



posted on Jul, 27 2015 @ 01:17 AM
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why not some pics...









posted on Jul, 27 2015 @ 05:01 PM
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a reply to: boomer135

Great shots!!



posted on Jul, 27 2015 @ 06:23 PM
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Why is it called the "bone"?



posted on Jul, 27 2015 @ 06:35 PM
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a reply to: tomra

B-1, B-one, Bone

As far as I know



posted on Jul, 27 2015 @ 06:47 PM
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a reply to: tomra

Officially it's the Lancer. The crews named it Bone.




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