Photo: Neither a new black project nor a UFO. This is “just” a huge B-1 bomber being trucked

The following impressive picture was taken by Russell Hill in the night between Friday  Sept. 7 and Saturday, when a B-1 bomber fuselage owned by Boeing was being trucked from Portland International Airport to Boeing Field, in Seattle.

Escorted by several Washington State Patrol cars, the weird load left Portland about 11.30 p.m. on Sept. 7. It travels on Interstate 5 overnight at 30 mph and after a stop in Olympia (from where it’s due to leave at 2.30 a.m. on Sunday) it’s scheduled to reach Boeing Field by 6.30 a.m. on Sunday.

The Boeing B-1 Lancer is a strategic bomber, capable of carrying the largest payload of both guided and unguided weapons in the U.S. Air Force inventory.

Image credit: Russell Hill

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