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Video: Watch A B-1B Refuel From A Stratotanker

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, GUAM -- A B-1B Lancer soars over the Pacific Ocean after air refueling training here Sept. 30. The B1B Bomber is deployed to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, as part of the Pacific Commands continuous bomber presence in the Asia-Pacific region, enhancing regional security and the U.S. commitment to the Western Pacific. The B1 is from the 37th Bomb Squadron, Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Bennie J. Davis III)

There are several phenomenal looking airplanes in the USAF’s inventory and the B-1B Lancer is definitely a part of that group. Featuring a swept-wing design, it has been the designated bomb truck for many of the USA’s recent and past conflicts worldwide. With impressive four big GE-F101 turbofans pointing out the back, the aircraft is capable of producing some gorgeous images and videos thanks to its often used afterburners. This means that the B-1B often produces that bluish smoke coming out of the four engines and entertaining the airplane geeks inside of pretty much anyone interested in flying military hardware.

In the video below, you will see a B-1B come for a batch of fuel thanks to mid-air refueling. The B-1B receives a load thanks to a Stratotanker, delivering the much needed recuperation of the B-1B’s fuel, but also delivering some great sights as well. You will notice the fly-by-wire system working its ass off to keep the aircraft in line with the tanker in mid-air fuel work, where the fly-by-wire inputs on the control surfaces make for some geeky porn to say the least. It all ends with an afterburner powered roll-off and the B-1B heads off into the night, ready for another training/strike mission right away.