Aviation Photo #1400839 Boeing B-52H Stratofortress - USA - Air Force

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"Scalp 99" looks rather ungainly and lopsided as it manoeuvres on the Western ORP on completion of its trip from Barksdale AFB to take part in the annual Leuchars Airshow. The aircraft is operated by the 93rd Bomb Squadron, part of the 917th Wing/AFRC.
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    Mark McEwan
    USA - Air Force
    Boeing B-52H Stratofortress
    Boeing B-52 Stratofortress (464)
    Boeing B-52 Stratofortress (464)
    Boeing
    464459
    61-0032
    BD
    Leuchars (St. Andrews)
    Scotland
    United Kingdom
    September 11, 2008
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Comments (14)

Anonymous
10 years ago
Ups, a bit tipsy...? Mark, great timing, also great perspective of B-52 narrow body, and veeeeery wide wings...
Anonymous
10 years ago
How can you do something like that!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
My Choice for Photogerapher Choice..You are the best myfriend Mark.(Iman)
Anonymous
9 years ago
I overheard a child asking the Pilot of this Aircraft. "Where do you go to in it?" The answer: "Anywhere I want!"

Awesome photo and great capture of the way its tilting.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Perhaps the strangest military airplane ever? tiny body, gigantics wings, eitght small engines, 4 big wheels...
Anonymous
8 years ago
How about a drift race?
Those wheels were purposely designed so, mainly to help when the aircraft is landing in a heavy cross wind.
The A/C is so large and has poor yaw response characteristics.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Superb pic
Anonymous
8 years ago
This really is an awesome photo. As was said, the perspective is great. Even the landing lights have a star pattern to them. You can see the spoilers sticking up still from the landing. They can be seen at the extreme left and right of the frame. The spoilers have finger-like vortex generators coming off of the trailing edge. The B-52H model doesn't have ailerons.....only spoilers. No leading edge devices either....just spoilers and flaps....and a good SAS (stability augmentation system. Pronounced, Sass) I can see the tops of the aft wheels peeking out so we know he isn't using crosswind crab steering, only fwd gear steering. You can also see that they have both the infrared camera and EVS cameras still turned on to aid in taxiing. I'm surprised he hasn't jettisoned the chute by now, he could damage the chute door like that. The chute door is a nightmare to rig. I've gone on a ride-along on that aircraft before, when it was stationed at Carsewll AFB Fort Worth Texas in the early 1980's.
Anonymous
8 years ago
A plane with cute, biggy landing gears...5/5
Anonymous
8 years ago
Excellent capture of the 'BUFF'
Anonymous
8 years ago
A great classic bird, a timeless warrior.
Great picture, thank you very much.
Anonymous
7 years ago
A Soul Plane with those wheels!=)
Anonymous
7 years ago
From Canada
I have a Surplus and I know these drag chutes. They are 40 feet diameter and weight 80 lbs, actually engines 3 and 4 are roasting the chute...to the damn of the foreground salvaging team. They should had release her since long...my guess
Anonymous
7 years ago
A true American workhorse... the B.U.F.F. Nice action shot, there is a whole lot going on there.... I don't ever want to be on the recieving end of one of these bad boys. Thanks for sharing and nice work. 5* -Jason

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