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Bomber Task Force Deployment 2021- RAF Fairford


Seamus
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Morning all,

 

Thought I'd share a few images from what's been a productive, if at times frustrating few days on the fence at Fairford. Four B-1Bs are currently deployed to the base, and frankly it would be rude not to try and make the most of their visit and catch these incredible machines, one of my all time favourite jets 😎

 

Tuesday was a maintenance day, so only grabbed the odd ground shot, including this sunrise effort

 

51582617614_56690b8c0e_o.jpgRockwell B-1B Lancer | 86-0110/DY | US Air Force | RAF Fairford | 12/10/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

 

Wednesday started and ended grey, but there was a bit of brightness around lunchtime

 

51585935648_0aa069b75f_o.jpgRockwell B-1B Lancer | 86-0140/DY | US Air Force | RAF Fairford | 13/10/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

 

51592592018_330472faa5_o.jpgRockwell B-1B Lancer | 86-0136/DY | US Air Force | RAF Fairford | 13/10/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

 

51593426643_1f0927f927_o.jpgRockwell B-1B Lancer | 86-0136/DY | US Air Force | RAF Fairford | 13/10/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

 

51585877452_ef9f461266_o.jpgRockwell B-1B Lancer | 86-0136/DY | US Air Force | RAF Fairford | 13/10/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

 

51592384882_479ee2bdf6_o.jpgRockwell B-1B Lancer | 86-0136/DY | US Air Force | RAF Fairford | 13/10/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

 

51593266895_4de4ea8f6a_o.jpgRockwell B-1B Lancer | 86-0136/DY | US Air Force | RAF Fairford | 13/10/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

 

51587614640_e60768288c_o.jpgRockwell B-1B Lancer | 86-0136/DY | US Air Force | RAF Fairford | 13/10/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

 

51586611070_095f4a8026_o.jpgRockwell B-1B Lancer | 86-0136/DY | US Air Force | RAF Fairford | 13/10/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

 

51594099915_e4da32cb23_o.jpgRockwell B-1B Lancer | 86-0136/DY | US Air Force | RAF Fairford | 13/10/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

 

51593034139_ca60e61427_o.jpgRockwell B-1B Lancer | 86-0136/DY | US Air Force | RAF Fairford | 13/10/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

 

Thursday was another gloomy start, but fortunately the sun shone when required for DARK42 in the afternoon  😎

 

51588593107_4cd82c6ee6_o.jpgRockwell B-1B Lancer | 86-0140/DY | US Air Force | RAF Fairford | 14/10/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

 

51593068775_44a989f7bc_o.jpgRockwell B-1B Lancer | 86-0140/DY | US Air Force | RAF Fairford | 14/10/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

 

51590322075_caab89f196_o.jpgRockwell B-1B Lancer | 86-0140/DY | US Air Force | RAF Fairford | 14/10/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

 

51589969087_1d2d3bdd3e_o.jpgRockwell B-1B Lancer | 86-0140/DY | US Air Force | RAF Fairford | 14/10/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

 

51590799036_e4bfa531ca_o.jpgRockwell B-1B Lancer | 86-0140/DY | US Air Force | RAF Fairford | 14/10/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

 

51592392813_0836c97048_o.jpgRockwell B-1B Lancer | 86-0140/DY | US Air Force | RAF Fairford | 14/10/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

 

51589127466_ae03b30466_o.jpgRockwell B-1B Lancer | 86-0140/DY | US Air Force | RAF Fairford | 14/10/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

 

51588293477_e63e8cb1f9_o.jpgRockwell B-1B Lancer | 86-0140/DY | US Air Force | RAF Fairford | 14/10/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

 

51591458089_a7072e6fa6_o.jpgRockwell B-1B Lancer | 86-0140/DY | US Air Force | RAF Fairford | 14/10/21 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

 

All in all, a pretty decent start to the deployment. Hoping for more chances to visit in the coming weeks

 

Thanks for looking, hope they were of interest, 

 

Shaun

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Simply superb Shaun! Fantastic images that were worth the wait and frustrations. I do like the afterburner shots in particular.

 

Mark

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A stunning photo essay Shaun.  So many excellent shots but I particularly like the composition of the early morning shot.

Thank you for posting.

Colin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thanks all, glad they were of interest

 

On 10/16/2021 at 2:33 PM, Richard E said:

Excellent pictures although now need to resist the urge to pull my Revell 1/72nd scale B-1B down from the loft....

 

 

 

I'm sort of tempted to pull the 1/48 kit out the stash..... 😬

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Perfect pics Shaun, you can almost feel the crackling of those burners.

On 10/18/2021 at 8:10 AM, Seamus said:

I'm sort of tempted to pull the 1/48 kit out the stash..... 😬

Me too...🤔 See what you did!

 

Alan

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Thanks for the additional comments chaps, sadly I've not had any more opportunities to get back up to Fairford when the Bones have flown, so this looks like my lot for this deployment...

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