B-52H (BUFF01) launch from RAF Fairford 9th July 2017

Just after 6am on a chilly summers morning, the regular dawn chorus of rural Gloucestershire was accompanied by the sound of 8 × Pratt & Whitney TF33s powering this mighty B-52 Stratofortress (60-0002 callsign BUFF01) out to another Baltops mission somewhere out in the Baltic Sea.

This aircraft comes from the 2nd BW United States Air Force at Barksdale AFB in Louisiana.