Aviation Photo #1114088 Boeing B-52H Stratofortress - USA - Air Force

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A smoky departure after the 2006 show.
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    Michael Hall
    USA - Air Force
    Boeing B-52H Stratofortress
    Boeing B-52 Stratofortress (464)
    Boeing B-52 Stratofortress (464)
    Boeing
    464368
    60-0003
    BD
    Leuchars (St. Andrews)
    Scotland
    United Kingdom
    September 11, 2006
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Comments (18)

Anonymous
11 years ago
Look at that gear!! What a great shot! Well Done!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Talk about global warming, You could hardly see what is on the back
Anonymous
11 years ago
Welcome to Al Gore's worst nightmare
Anonymous
11 years ago
Incredible and very rare shot. Truly impressive.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very cool...look at the angle of the landing gear!
Anonymous
11 years ago
I never saw such big gears. But I really don't understand the direction of the wheels.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Awesome pic! As far as the gear goes, perhaps something, some feature, for crosswind correction? Crabbed into the wind, but the wheels are straight down the runway.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great Shot of the B-52 and it's smokeys!!! Pretty sure that the gear is being re-tracted and that's why it looks a little strange.
Anonymous
11 years ago
'As far as the gear goes, perhaps something, some feature, for crosswind correction'...
This is corect.
Anonymous
11 years ago
The gear's like that because he's retracting it. I hung out at Barksdale AFB for a few days and that's how the gear goes up
Anonymous
11 years ago
You can feel the power of those 8 jets coming thru this shot. Well done thanks for sharing with us:-)
Anonymous
11 years ago
Clear shot, good illustration of the "Yawing mains" Forget about the crosswinds!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
God bless the BUFF
Anonymous
11 years ago
The best bomber of history
Anonymous
9 years ago
What a picture, fantastic. But not sure if God would bless a bomber.
Anonymous
8 years ago
One would be forgiven for thinking this ac was a crop duster given the emissions...
Anonymous
8 years ago
The gear can actually rotate up to 45 degrees (I believe), independently of the fuselage. This was designed due to the massive surface area of the Buff's wings which makes it particularly sensitive to cross winds. The -52 can actually land almost perpendicular to the runway (as it is about to do here)!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Yes, the gear can rotate for cross-wind, but this is only used for landing. The cant of the wheels in this photo are due to the manner the gear retracts into the fuselage, you can confirm this by looking at the wing-tip gear that is almost stowed as well. The gear retraction/extension is unique to the B-52. I worked on the 'D' and 'H' models and flew on the 'H' models. --DtD

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