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USAF Photo of the Day: Lots of Stealth
United States Department of Defense ^ | June 22, 1998 | SrA. Jessica Kochman, United States Air Force

Posted on 10/06/2010 6:07:44 AM PDT by EnjoyingLife


"The Spirit of Hawaii" -- a U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit stealth bomber -- taxies to get into formation at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, USA, during the "Beast Walk" Exercise on June 22, 1998. Via http://ChamorroBible.org/gpw/gpw-200905.htm (medium, large)  

The Photographer 
Senior Airman Jessica Kochman, United States Air Force  



TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: aerospace; b2; bomber; spirit; stealth

1 posted on 10/06/2010 6:07:46 AM PDT by EnjoyingLife
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To: EnjoyingLife

magnificent!

we could obliterate Ahmawhackoff and his genocidal Mullahs in Iran any day we want to, but we don’t do it

lack of will, lack of judgment, lack of resolve in our political leadership


2 posted on 10/06/2010 6:14:38 AM PDT by Enchante ("The great enemy of clear language is insincerity." -- George Orwell --)
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To: EnjoyingLife

Just gorgeous!!


3 posted on 10/06/2010 6:16:25 AM PDT by coloradomomba (BO stinks!)
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To: EnjoyingLife

and with the klingon cloaking device, we could rule the skies... wait... we already do...

superb...


4 posted on 10/06/2010 6:19:12 AM PDT by teeman8r (Shove It Beck, we like the costumes.)
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To: EnjoyingLife

Looks like a hornet’s nest!!


5 posted on 10/06/2010 6:20:53 AM PDT by SMARTY ("What luck for rulers that men do not think." Adolph Hitler)
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To: Enchante

subzero won’t do it. W should have but didn’t.


6 posted on 10/06/2010 6:29:05 AM PDT by Rider on the Rain
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To: EnjoyingLife

I don’t see anything.


7 posted on 10/06/2010 6:39:48 AM PDT by KingLudd
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To: EnjoyingLife
If we are at war, why aren`t they in protected concrete shelters as in Europe??

-Look like sitting ducks in a Pearl Harbor line-up.

8 posted on 10/06/2010 6:45:19 AM PDT by bunkerhill7
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To: Enchante

Or maybe it because we don’t feel a need to further incite the millions (or billions) of muslims around the world who happen to agree with him?


9 posted on 10/06/2010 6:51:59 AM PDT by wizzardude
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To: EnjoyingLife

Too bad we aren’t building them anymore.

~Maj. Gen. Mark Matthews, director of plans and programs at Air Combat Command (ACC) in Virginia, says the service’s Requirements Oversight Council in March approved plans for a bomber for early fielding in 2018. Both the date and available funding—scarce as cost for the Iraq war is $500 billion-plus and counting—are dictating the way ahead. Key requirements for a manned system are a 2,000-mi. unrefueled range, primarily subsonic propulsion and a 14,000-28,000-lb. payload. ~

WTF! Our B-52s already have an 8,000 mile range. 2,000 miles? Who does the general think we’re going to war with, Mexico? Quebec?


10 posted on 10/06/2010 7:03:38 AM PDT by InternetTuffGuy
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To: InternetTuffGuy

Did you see the BUFF in the background? On standby. LOL


11 posted on 10/06/2010 8:49:11 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Conflict is inevitable; Combat is an option. Train for the fight.)
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To: EnjoyingLife

Had one fly over my house Saturday afternoon. My daughter must have thought it was a UFO because she proclaimed “That’s scary!” and ran inside.


12 posted on 10/06/2010 9:26:53 AM PDT by gura (If Allah is so great, why does he need fat sexually confused fanboys to do his dirty work? -iowahawk)
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To: gura

I wonder how many UFO reports those things have caused over the years?


13 posted on 10/06/2010 9:32:24 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: EnjoyingLife

NICE! but since were at war they should be housed in revetments...but what do I know.


14 posted on 10/06/2010 9:38:28 AM PDT by exPBRrat
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To: B4Ranch

I ran the Magnifier over that BUFF, and given the height and shape of the rudder, that’s probably a grounded museum piece. Probably an “A” or “B” model. I think the AF only flies the “G” or “H” models, and they have shorter, stockier rudders.

Fairchild AFB in Spokane, WA has a similar BUFF parked in the middle of a park on base next to an F-105 “Thud”. It has a red star on it’s side because it’s the ONLY ‘52 to have confirmed a kill with it’s tailguns of a North Vietnamese fighter.


15 posted on 10/06/2010 9:40:20 AM PDT by hoagy62 (.)
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To: B4Ranch

AND...I didn’t see the “LOL” at the end of your statement. You weren’t being serious. And I, Doofus Erectus, thought you were. My apologies.


16 posted on 10/06/2010 9:44:13 AM PDT by hoagy62 (.)
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To: hoagy62

No sweat. We all stumble once in a while.


17 posted on 10/06/2010 9:53:07 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Conflict is inevitable; Combat is an option. Train for the fight.)
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To: EnjoyingLife
I have been a student of aircraft design all my many years -- but my first reaction to those beauties is that I'm looking at a scene from a science fiction movie...

That photo should scare the _ _ _ _ out of anyone who thinks of messing with the USA!

18 posted on 10/06/2010 10:01:23 AM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: B4Ranch

I had to Google BUFF.

Tee-hee.


19 posted on 10/06/2010 10:02:50 AM PDT by eddie willers
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To: ArrogantBustard

Consider how “old” this technology is that you’re looking at...

visited an airbase for these, and they were pretty adamant about “no pictures of the back of the aircraft”, I wonder if something has been shopped out of the above photo...


20 posted on 10/06/2010 10:04:00 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: eddie willers

Big Ugly Fat Fellow is what you would say in the company of your mom, wife or daughter.


21 posted on 10/06/2010 10:10:54 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Conflict is inevitable; Combat is an option. Train for the fight.)
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To: B4Ranch
Situation Normal, All Fouled Up!
22 posted on 10/06/2010 11:19:20 AM PDT by eddie willers
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To: bunkerhill7; exPBRrat
...during the "Beast Walk" Exercise on June 22, 1998
23 posted on 10/06/2010 11:35:53 AM PDT by SZonian (July 27, 2010. Life begins anew.)
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To: B4Ranch
Did you see the BUFF in the background? On standby. LOL

God Bless Buffy. Not bad for a sixty year old.

24 posted on 10/08/2010 7:23:32 AM PDT by InternetTuffGuy
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To: InternetTuffGuy

I saw six of them in action cleaning up the NVA from the DMZ. Those ugly old girls looked like sweet babes in bikinis that day.


25 posted on 10/08/2010 8:55:27 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Conflict is inevitable; Combat is an option. Train for the fight.)
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