Walkaround #001

B-1B Lancer

These photos were taken by Steve Bamford, Jim Deshiro, Everett McEwan and Kevin Wheeler.

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This is a B-1a prototype used in the B-1b program, it is the number 4 aircraft
used as a ground loading trainer at Lowery before Lowery closed

The 4 photos directly below were taken by Everett McEwan

Bombbay crew boarding ladder nose gear bay nose gear bay

 


The 2 photos directly below were taken by Kevin Wheeler.

Nose art Nose gear

 


The 3 photos directly below were taken by Jim Deshiro.

Bomb bay Bomb bay Bomb bay

 


Photos taken at Abbotsford International Airshow August '99

The 35 photos directly below were taken by Steve Bamford

engine exhaust on outer engine on left wing as seen from left side of plane left side of left main landing gear as seen from left side wing joint area behind left wing as seen from left side tail as seen from left side

 

navigation light at front of left wing root joint as seen from
the left side
nose gear area on fuselage as seen from front side of nose
gear
nose gear as seen from front side of nose gear main landing gear as seen from front left side of plane

 

nose gear as seen from left rear area of plane, note the crew
access ladder
close-up of nose gear as seen from left side close-up of nose area….notice name of plane…."Home
Improvement"…gotta’ love dark humour ;-)
close-up of area behind nose and before wings as seen from left side of plane

 

 close-up of wing root area as seen from left side of plane
 close-up of left side of tail area as seen from left side of
plane
 close-up of left main landing gear as seen from the front of landing gear  close-up of left main landing gear as seen from the front left side of landing gear

 

 close-up of left main landing gear struts as seen from the front left of landing gear
 close-up of right and left main landing gear struts as seen from the front left of landing gear wing joint area behind left wing as seen from left rear side of plane two left engines as seen from the rear…pictures like this are
what AMS is all about!!!  

 

left main landing gear as seen from the rear

 two right engines as seen from the left rear

tail as seen from right rear….the sheet metal pieces sticking out from the fuselage tail area are vortex generators...They guide the air around that lower portion of the vertical stab in order to smooth air flow around it. …these were painted the same colour of plane  navigation light at tip of right wing…this light appeared clear
blue to me

 

 navigation light at front side of right wing root….this light
appeared clear blue to me
close-up of nose area as seen from right side  close-up of area behind nose area as seen from right side nose landing area as seen from right side

 

nose gear as seen from front left side

close-up of right main landing gear strut….combine this picture with photo on right for full picture


close-up of right main landing …..combine this picture to left
 for full picture… I waited 30 minutes for this guy to move….then a plane next to the B-1 fired up it engines and due to boredom I turned for one sec to look at that plane and as I glanced back I noticed
this guy had moved to grab his ear protectors and I missed the clear shot!!!  AAARRRRGGGHHH…finally I gave up and took the picture.  
close-up of right main landing gear ….this was taken shortly
after photo to the left…notice the guy walking away from the landing gear is the same guy
in photo to left GGGGGRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!  

 

 close-up of right main landing …..this is same picture as picture above to the right
except that guy has left!!! 
close-up of left main landing gear struts as seen from the front left of landing gear  close-up of "nose gear well" as seen from left rear of nose gear and looking up and forward