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B-1b deployment ?

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Rob666
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Re: B-1b deployment ?

Post by Rob666 » Tue Sep 23, 2014 4:16 pm

As I agree nice to see them but don't hold your breath. I agree with Bucky P using the B1's to Sabre rattle as some kind of Deterrent can't see this at all. If they do come and I do hope they do, would not see it as anything else than a planned exercise. I don't see them going into Eastern Europe due to Ukraine either, surely that's why the B2/B52's did not stray to close to Eastern Europe for the very reason they don't want to add to the tension already.

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Re: B-1b deployment ?

Post by Aircraftpaulcornwall » Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:10 pm

Hi Rob666,
Apparently (and reportedly), B1 stealth bombers were involved in the air strikes in Syria against IS Forces in the last 24 hours! --Paul :thumb:

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Re: B-1b deployment ?

Post by ranger703 » Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:17 pm

Aircraftpaulcornwall wrote:Hi Rob666,
Apparently (and reportedly), B1 stealth bombers were involved in the air strikes in Syria against IS Forces in the last 24 hours! --Paul :thumb:
B1's are far from stealthy!

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Re: B-1b deployment ?

Post by Aircraftpaulcornwall » Tue Sep 23, 2014 11:01 pm

Hi ranger703,
Yes, exactly so! --Paul :thumb:

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Re: B-1b deployment ?

Post by Goldstar31 » Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:27 am

Aircraftpaulcornwall wrote:Hi Rob666,
Apparently (and reportedly), B1 stealth bombers were involved in the air strikes in Syria against IS Forces in the last 24 hours! --Paul :thumb:
These would've flown out of Qatar

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Re: B-1b deployment ?

Post by rva65 » Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:04 am

they may not be stealthy as such but as far as I know B-1B's give a relatively small radar return?

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Re: B-1b deployment ?

Post by Andy_99 » Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:26 am

Do they really need to be anything like Stealthy for use against IS

The more shock & awe the better I would have thought for this task.

Back On topic - If it all kicks off maybe fairford will become a staging post for frames on the way out or back.

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Re: B-1b deployment ?

Post by rva65 » Thu Sep 25, 2014 10:28 am

I doubt it really considering Bones pass us by regularly being refuelled off to the south west!

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Re: B-1b deployment ?

Post by Andy_99 » Thu Sep 25, 2014 11:33 am

We can but hope.

Remember when they were actively deployed here for was it Bosnia or maybe GW1
Seeing a flight launch at Night with full bomb loads, Quite a spectacle to see & Feel

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Re: B-1b deployment ?

Post by CadPlan » Thu Sep 25, 2014 7:29 pm

Andy_99 wrote:We can but hope.

Remember when they were actively deployed here for was it Bosnia or maybe GW1
Seeing a flight launch at Night with full bomb loads, Quite a spectacle to see & Feel
You could here them at Brize, the wife was shocked as she had never heard anything like it.

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Re: B-1b deployment ?

Post by jonnyweb » Fri Sep 26, 2014 9:20 pm

Andy_99 wrote:We can but hope.

Remember when they were actively deployed here for was it Bosnia or maybe GW1
Seeing a flight launch at Night with full bomb loads, Quite a spectacle to see & Feel
It was for Bosnia ( may or june 2009 )..as you said to see and feel the power through the body was immense ,taking off from RW09..full burners on until out of sight ,sadly before i got into aviation photography too :(
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonnyweb142/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: B-1b deployment ?

Post by MRTT » Fri Sep 26, 2014 10:08 pm

jonnyweb wrote:
Andy_99 wrote:We can but hope.

Remember when they were actively deployed here for was it Bosnia or maybe GW1
Seeing a flight launch at Night with full bomb loads, Quite a spectacle to see & Feel
It was for Bosnia ( may or june 2009 )..as you said to see and feel the power through the body was immense ,taking off from RW09..full burners on until out of sight ,sadly before i got into aviation photography too :(
Really don't think Bosnia was in 2009

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Re: B-1b deployment ?

Post by jonnyweb » Fri Sep 26, 2014 10:17 pm

BrizeWatcher wrote:
jonnyweb wrote:
Andy_99 wrote:We can but hope.

Remember when they were actively deployed here for was it Bosnia or maybe GW1
Seeing a flight launch at Night with full bomb loads, Quite a spectacle to see & Feel
It was for Bosnia ( may or june 1999 )..as you said to see and feel the power through the body was immense ,taking off from RW09..full burners on until out of sight ,sadly before i got into aviation photography too :(
Really don't think Bosnia was in 2009
Quite Correct, it was 1999 *ammended ..ooops ..Don't drink and type guys :)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonnyweb142/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: B-1b deployment ?

Post by reaper62 » Mon Sep 29, 2014 9:26 am

I thought it was the Kosovo crisis, not Bosnia?
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Re: B-1b deployment ?

Post by Andy_99 » Mon Sep 29, 2014 10:25 am

May have been Kosovo 1999 sounds about right.

Didn't get any photo's either but the spectacle will remain in memory, just gotta figure how to upload it to the net :-)

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Re: B-1b deployment ?

Post by graham luxton » Mon Sep 29, 2014 12:08 pm

Kosovo it was. B-1B's present Thurs 1st April - Thurs 24th June'99. The 28thBW maintained a combat force of 5 B-1's here but with rotations used a total of 9 a/c over the period.

Shot hours of video including their arrival on a very misty morning on the 1st April when the first one in nearly landed on the R09 underrun!

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Re: B-1b deployment ?

Post by Spitfire88 » Tue Sep 30, 2014 8:34 pm

From Fairford council " normal operation will resume at Fairford for the winter after a busy summer with no more exercises scheduled for this year "

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Re: B-1b deployment ?

Post by page_verify » Sat Oct 11, 2014 8:22 am

A cynic would ask whether what counts as an exercise to you means the same to "them"......

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