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Always thought it looked better than the B52...

John

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56 minutes ago, overspeed3 said:

Yes, a most beautiful but short-lived airplane...

Yup, only in service for ~15 years...yet more than 2,000 manufactured, and at the peak in the late 50s, nearly 1400 were operational in 28 active bomb wings.  The "good old days"  ☢️

Was just down in Pueblo CO at the Weisbrod Aviation Museum admiring one of these last month.  Impressive to stand next to one even today.

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Just one picture is all you need when it's that good!

John

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4 hours ago, John_Cillis said:

Always thought it looked better than the B52...

Totally agree John!  would be cool if XPlane added a JATO animation on takeoff...that would be awesome to watch!

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Beauty.

Tinker AFB had (and still has) a display version of this next to I-40. It's been there since I was very young (and I'm 41 now). I always loved looking at it when we passed the base. 

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Many thanks for the comments!

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I don't usually comment on jet shots (I generally like prop planes better)  but I just came back to this and have to say this is one GREAT shot.

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Thanks Harald and Dan! The scenery is a ortho scenery of Iceland.

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5 hours ago, jt8d9a said:

The scenery is a ortho scenery of Iceland.

Thanks! I already supposed that. Looks very characteristic - fantastic.

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