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Any Usaf B-1s In Europe?  
User currently offlineINNflight From Switzerland, joined Apr 2004, 3766 posts, RR: 60
Posted (9 years 4 months 18 hours ago) and read 2230 times:

Hello!

Has anybody information if there are any USAF B-1s currently based in Europe or the near / middle east?

Any information would be appreciated!

Thanks
Florian


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User currently offlineCheshire From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 112 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2059 times:

With the cessation of major combat operations, you'd suspect the USAF wouldn't have any B-1s in the region. If they were in the European theatre, they'd be flying out of RAF Fairford.

In 1999 six B-1Bs were deployed to RAF Fairford to support Operation Allied Force in Kosovo. Those six aircraft dropped more than 20 percent of the total tonnage in the conflict- not bad really.

B-1s used in Operation Iraqi Freedom were also based in Diego Garcia, where one crashed, fortunately with no fatalities.


User currently offlineSpacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2931 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2004 times:

Quoting Cheshire (Reply 1):
B-1s used in Operation Iraqi Freedom were also based in Diego Garcia, where one crashed, fortunately with no fatalities.

There was a nosegear collapse on landing, but no airframe was lost. Calling it a crash is a little harsh.



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User currently offlineSATL382G From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2001 times:

Quoting Spacepope (Reply 2):
There was a nosegear collapse on landing, but no airframe was lost. Calling it a crash is a little harsh.

I'd call everybody ejecting and the aircraft going to the bottom of the ocean a crash -- wouldn't you?

http://archives.cnn.com/2001/WORLD/a...12/12/ret.bomber.rescue/index.html

edit: well ok this crash was before iraqi freedom.....

[Edited 2005-06-06 19:33:32]

User currently offlineSpacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2931 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2021 times:

Right. There was that crash during Operation Enduring Freedom.... The nosegear incident was Operation Iraqi Freedom. One word makes a big difference.


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