Video shows U.S. Air Force B-1 bomber taking gas during Syria air strikes through NVGs

Sep 29 2014 - 1 Comment

B-Roll of a U.S. Air Force B-1 “Lancer” refueling mid-air during a night air strike in Syria.

Beginning on Sept. 23, B-1B bombers of the 7th Bomb Wing from Dyess AFB, deployed to Al Udeid airbase, in Qatar, have taken part in the air strikes on ISIS targets in Syria.

Supported by KC-135 tankers (also based at Al Udeid), the B-1 “Lancer” supersonic variable-sweep wing, strategic bombers have pounded ground targets in both Syria and Iraq.

Here’s an interesting video showing one “Bone”(from “B-One”) refueling at night from a KC-135 while enroute to the target area in Syria on Sept. 27, as seen through the NVG (Night Vision Googgles).