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Booms Have The Best Job: Watch HD Video of KC-135 Refueling B-2 and F-15

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Who would want the corner office when you could have this as your view instead?

How about this for some gorgeous footage of the Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit Stealth bomber and the F-15 being refueled by the venerable KC-135?

The areal refueling takes place against the rusty backdrop of New Mexico’s desert landscape. Members of the 931st refueling wing from McConnell Air Force Base in Kansas took to the skies in their KC-135 to provide a steady refueling platform in the skies above the red desert for three B-2 Stealth Bombers, as well as three F-15 aircraft.

About the B-2 Spirit and F-15 Eagle

The B-2 Stealth Bomber is starting to get up in age itself but it still is one beautiful airplane. It has a streamlined, dolphin-like appeal, with a metallic, space aged structural design. The stealth  design is intended to minimize its radar signature. The B-2 Stealth Bomber can deploy both conventional and thermonuclear weapons. It carries a crew of two. Considerable importance has been placed on the secrecy of the B-2 and its technologies. The B-2 made its first public flight in 1989. Before its public unveiling, some people thought the batwinged aircraft was a UFO.

The F-15 is an American twin engine, all weather, tactical fighter aircraft. The Eagle’s first flight was in July of 1972. Since then the Eagle has scored more than a hundred victories and no losses in aerial combat. The Eagle has been exported to Israel, Japan, and Saudi Arabia. The F-15 Eagle is expected to remain in service with the United States Air Force until at least 2025 but some analysts have proposed that the model will be required to serve even longer. Newer models are still being produced at a snails page. Boeing has even offered an upgraded model.  If Boeing doesn’t sign any new contracts, the production of the F-15 Eagle is set to end in 2019, 47 years after its maiden voyage.

 

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