B-1B, 86-0124, Penetrator

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B-1B, 86-0124, Penetrator
posted by Baron Inchcape
Fri, Sep 21 2007


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The Lakenheath airshow over the weekend of 27/28 August 1988 saw the first appearance of a B-1B Lancer in the UK. The aircraft, with the 384BW was named 'Penetrator'. Note the two tone camo.

I remember well it's departure on the Bank Holiday Monday. Having been refused permission to do a flypast after take-off, we heard over the scanner the pilot report a possible undercarriage fault and request a fly-by from the tower for a visual check....or was the pilot getting his flyby wish afterall......