Edwards "Buffs"

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Ashley Wallace
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Edwards "Buffs"

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Shot at Edwards AFB, after driving 9 miles across Rogers dry lakebed, were these 2 B-52s. Many thanks to John for driving to see these and for the drive back to the main base down the Space Shuttles lakebed runway. I was absolutely amazed at how smooth it was to drive on.

This NB-52E was used to test the General Electric TF-39 engine for the C-5A "Galaxy" program, in 1965. The TF-39 was mounted on the right inboard engine pylon in place of the two J57s normally installed.

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This RB-52B was used extensively for "Barrier Tests"

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Very nice Ash! Good to see you posting some shots again mate!

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Lovely shots Ash, good to see some posts from you.... :smile:

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Interesting stuff. There's some nice bits & bobs tucked away at Edwards and Palmdale. Nice one Ash :cool:
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I love pictures like this! Thanks for sharing Ash.
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They look like a nice couple of "fixer uppers" to me. :grin:

Nice shots of some very rare aircraft.

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Thanks guys much apreciated. There was also a B-58 Hustler about 2 miles from these Buffs but was a long walk from the lakebed through cacti and other things, shame really as there rare things to get...

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Ashley Wallace wrote:Thanks guys much apreciated. There was also a B-58 Hustler about 2 miles from these Buffs but was a long walk from the lakebed through cacti and other things, shame really as there rare things to get...


Is that the Hustler with the B-1 nose radar, seem to recall seeing an article on it in AI some years ago. I think they've recently reclaimed the two X-21s from the desert as well in the hope of making one good museum one.

Great stuff :biggrin:
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Fascinating, if somewhat sad to see. Thanks for sharing Ash. :clap: :cool:

When were they taken Ash? And more to the point, did you steal any bits? :grin: :ninja:

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Waw what absolutely fantastic photos, very very interesting indeed, I would love to see those two, many thanks for sharing these,
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