Photo shows B-1B bomber break away from tanker and ignite afterburners at night during air strike in Iraq

A interesting photo shows a B-1B accelerate at night after refueling from a KC-135

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 Iraq and then Syria, since August.

On top is an interesting photo showing one “Bone”(from “B-One”) refueling at night from a KC-135 during an air strike on Sept. 27, as it ignites the afterburners to accelerate in bound to the subsequent waypoint along its route.

Air strikes in Syria

Image credit: U.S. Air Force

 

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