Military Aviation

COOL PHOTO SHOWS LIGHTNING AS IT STRIKES BEHIND “STRIPPED” B-1B LANCER

Tinker AFB Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex is responsible for depot maintenance on the C/KC-135, B-1B, B-52 and E-3 aircraft

Taken on May 18, 2017 the cool picture in this article features a lightning striking behind a B-1B Lancer parked on the flight line as a major storm approaches Tinker Air Force Base (AFB), Okla.

As it can be seen the B-1B is at Tinker AFB undergoing depot level maintenance and has been stripped of the majority of its paint.

Actually Tinker AFB Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex is one of the largest units in the Air Force Materiel Command. The complex performs programmed depot maintenance on the C/KC-135, B-1B, B-52 and E-3 aircraft; expanded phase maintenance on the Navy E-6 aircraft; and maintenance, repair and overhaul of F100, F101, F108, F110, F117, F118, F119 and TF33 engines for the Air Force, Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard, Navy and foreign military sales.

Additionally, the complex is responsible for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of a myriad of Air Force and Navy airborne accessory components, and the development and sustainment of a diverse portfolio of operational flight programs, test program sets, automatic test equipment, and industrial automation software.

This print is available in multiple sizes from AircraftProfilePrints.com – CLICK HERE TO GET YOURS. B-1B Lancer 28th FW, 34th BS Thunderbirds, EL/86-129 / 2005

Photo credit: Greg L. Davis / U.S. Air Force

Source: U.S. Air Force

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Dario Leone

Dario Leone is an aviation, defense and military writer. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviation Geek Club” one of the world’s most read military aviation blogs. His writing has appeared in The National Interest and other news media. He has reported from Europe and flown Super Puma and Cougar helicopters with the Swiss Air Force.

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