Newburgh? I moved from there in '13. The screaming engines going over my house.Very cool. My first glimpse of these was in the Air National Guard when I was stationed in New York. The first time you watch one take off, you really don’t think it can get off the ground. Massive!
Damn - I'd hate to have to buy a set of tires for one of those - what's it got, like twenty-six of them? It's certainly an impressive beast - got to ride along on a refueling flight in one that flew out of Westover in MA back twenty-five-odd years ago when I was active in CAP. Amazing that a single person can control something that huge.
Dachh - you're right. And I was staring at the nose gear with its four the whole time. D'oh!!28 if memory serves.
Though I’ve heard they’ve “limped” out of Kuwait with a tire or two removed because of not replacements being available during the mass air lifts during The build up/opening of OIF/OEF
Fred was the only plane that carried it's own jacks.I bet ol Fred would have just ground em flat.
Those tires are unbelievably thick. I remember when we blew a brand new tire on a B-52.I bet ol Fred would have just ground em flat.