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(The Drive)   Fantastic shot of a B-1B taking off at night under full 'burner   (thedrive.com) divider line
    More: Cool, Turbofan, Afterburner, ultimate Bone burner shot, United States Air Force, Aviation photographers, night departure of a laden B-1B, Nellis Air Force Base, Kedar Karmarker  
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2648 clicks; posted to Geek » on 08 Aug 2020 at 1:54 AM (6 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2020-08-07 10:27:08 PM  
My settings were Auto ISO with an aperture of f/4.

you're a photographer and can't tell us the ISO the shot was taken at or the shutter speed?
 
2020-08-08 6:30:10 AM  
War porn doesn't need no f-stops!
 
2020-08-08 9:13:40 AM  
I was as the 2005 Rose Bowl where they had a B-1 flyover.  They timed the climb away from the stadium at such an angle that for no more than a couple of seconds the only sign it had been there were the four receding purple lights.  It was pretty cool to see at about twilight with all of thr other colors.
 
2020-08-08 10:20:20 AM  
Goddamn UAP.
Need a better tinfoil hat after that.
Still hard to believe that this is a vehicle designed when most cars in the US were still carbureted.
 
2020-08-08 11:09:38 AM  
Where was the photo, in a different blogadoccio?
 
2020-08-08 11:28:01 AM  

covfefe: Where was the photo, in a different blogadoccio?


It's basically the page header.
 
2020-08-08 11:37:14 AM  
eh, not as good as the blackbird
 
2020-08-08 12:31:05 PM  
I got to see 4 of these take off consecutively(full burner) at Nellis AFB back in the 90s. EVERYTHING on base was rattling.
 
2020-08-08 12:49:56 PM  

service.monkey: I got to see 4 of these take off consecutively(full burner) at Nellis AFB back in the 90s. EVERYTHING on base was rattling.


This^^^! The noise from one of these taking off or landing is incredible. I got to see a takeoff from NAS Norfolk, VA in the late 90s. Went right over the top of my ship. The vibrations from the noise set off car alarms in the parking lot. Saw a landing at Ellsworth, AFB, SD in the 90s. Flew right over me on I-90. The noise drowned out the music on my car stereo to the point that I thought something had happened to my engine and I pulled over to check, then saw the plane as it passed over.
 
2020-08-08 1:42:33 PM  
Must be a stealth, you can't see it.
 
2020-08-08 2:08:35 PM  
Many years ago when I was working on a pilot's license I was out doing turns around a point when my instructor pointed over the side of the plane.

We were at about 1500 feet and a pair of B1s went screaming by about 1000 feet below us, well under a mile away.   Seeing something that big moving that fast a few hundred feet off the deck was jaw dropping
 
2020-08-08 2:13:50 PM  
That was pretty danm cool
 
2020-08-08 4:57:14 PM  
I've always admired them from an engineering perspective.
That said, the b1-b is flying nuclear death and the end of all things, so they kind of creep me out.
 
2020-08-08 6:24:29 PM  
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2020-08-08 6:30:47 PM  

Indiegent: Goddamn UAP.
Need a better tinfoil hat after that.
Still hard to believe that this is a vehicle designed when most cars in the US were still carbureted.


LOL, yep.

I just went to Wikipedia to research it and saw how long they've been flying!
 
2020-08-08 6:42:50 PM  

gas giant: I've always admired them from an engineering perspective.
That said, the b1-b is flying nuclear death and the end of all things, so they kind of creep me out.


They were designed for nuclear attack, but I think all of them have been converted to carrying conventional and/or cruise missile loads only.
 
2020-08-08 7:55:34 PM  
We were headed out west towards Abilene TX and got buzzed by a B1 at a pretty low altitude -- rather quiet until it is right up on you.
 
2020-08-08 9:50:52 PM  

edmo: covfefe: Where was the photo, in a different blogadoccio?

It's basically the page header.


That was even stealthier than I expected.
 
2020-08-09 12:51:26 AM  

covfefe: Where was the photo, in a different blogadoccio?


It's at the top but scroll down for the video, much more impressive
 
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