Check out this crazy cool video of a B-1B Lancer launching from RAF Fairford

Watch this stunning footage of a B-1B bomber deployed to Europe thundering out of RAF Fairford for an Ample Strike familiarization flight.

Two B-1B Lancer bombers belonging to the 7th Bomb Wing, Dyess Air Base, Texas, Air Force Global Strike Command, deployed to RAF Fairford to take part in Ex. Ample Strike 16.

Ample Strike is an annual Czech Republic-led exercise with 300 participants from 18 countries scheduled underway from Sept. 5 to 16. of responsibility today to join the B-52 Stratofortress, which arrived Aug. 30 at RAF Fairford, United Kingdom.

The two “Bones” have joined the B-52 which arrived in the UK on Aug. 30.

The following clip shows one of the B-1s, 85-0089, launching from Fairford on Sept. 4, under the radio callsign “Crook 01”.

The U.S. Air Force bomber triad (B-1, B-52 and B-2) has recently operated together for the first time ever from Andersen Air Force Base, in Guam.

H/T @Aviation_Movies


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