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Official Photos - USAF Bombers
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Subject: B-2A - AFFTC - Serial #82-1068?
Location: China Lake Range, CA
Date: N/A
Credit: USAF

Notes: An F-16 chase looks on as a B-2A drops Mk-82 bombs on the China Lake Range during a weapons test.


Subject: B-52H - AFFTC - Serial #60-0050
Location: China Lake Range, CA
Date: 9/3/1993
Credit: USAF

Notes: #050 does a test JDAM release over the China Lake Range. This B-52 has been a test aircraft at Edwards for many years.


Subject: B-2A - 412th TW 419th FLTS - Serial #82-1068?
Location: Edwards AFB, CA
Date: 2003
Credit: USAF

Notes: A B-2A performs a JDAM separation test on the range.


Subject: B-52H - 412th TW 419th FLTS - Serial #60-0050
Location: Edwards AFB, CA
Date: 2004
Credit: David Siu / USAF

Notes: #050 takes off to perform an avionics test, for the B-52 Avionics Midlife Improvement program.


Subject: B-1B - 412th TW 419th FLTS - Serial #84-0049
Location: Edwards AFB, CA
Date: 10/25/2003
Credit: Steve Zapka / USAF

Notes: During the 2003 Edwards Air Show, members of the 419th FLTS attempted 48 different speed records, and also performed this maximum Mk-82 bomb release on a nearby range.

Subject: B-1B - 412th TW 419th FLTS - Serial #84-0049
Location: Edwards AFB, CA
Date: 10/25/2003
Credit: USAF

Notes: Record-breaking courses on both days of the show included three 15-, 25-, 100-, 500- and 1,000-kilometer speed dashes. #049 was the first Lot III B-1B to be built.


Subject: B-1B - 412th TW 419th FLTS - Serial #85-0068
Location: Edwards AFB, CA
Date: 10/26/2003
Credit: USAF

Notes: #068 is a Lot IV B-1B. It's seen here on the second day of the 2003 Edwards Air Show, while attempting numerous record speed runs.


Subject: B-1B - 412th TW 419th FLTS - Serial #85-0075
Location: China Lake Range, CA
Date: 12/8/2005
Credit: James Shryne / USAF

Notes: #075 is seen here during a test flight to release a 500-pound GBU-38 JDAM for the first time.


Subject: B-2A - 412th TW 419th FLTS - Serial #82-1068?
Location: Edwards AFB, CA
Date: 12/?/2004
Credit: James Shryne / USAF

Notes: The B-2A assigned to Edwards is seen on an early morning flight, while conducting Link-16 tests.


Subject: B-52H - 53rd Wing 49th FLTS - Serial #60-0031
Location: Utah Test & Training Range
Date: 2005?
Credit: Jim Shryne / USAF

Notes: A rare photo of #031 doing a weapons release test on the range outside Hill AFB in Utah. This aircraft is the only B-52H assigned to the 49th FLTS.


Subject: B-1B - 412th TW 419th FLTS - Serial #85-0068
Location: China Lake Range, CA
Date: 10/30/2003
Credit: Steve Zapka / USAF

Notes: #068 releases the first-ever guided Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) on the China Lake range.


Subject: B-1B - 412th TW 419th FLTS - Serial #85-0068
Location: Edwards AFB, CA
Date: 10/26/2003
Credit: Bobbi Garcia / USAF

Notes: B-1B #068 soars above the 2003 Edwards Air Show. Over the course of the two day show, the 419th team set 45 new world records for speed, and broke five previously set records. These records became official 4/30/04.


Subject: B-1B - 412th TW 419th FLTS - Serial #84-0049
Location: Edwards AFB, CA
Date: 4/9/2004
Credit: Bobbi Garcia / USAF

Notes: #049 performs a test flight during the Joint Standoff  Weapon - Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile Integration program.


Subject: B-52H - 412th TW 419th FLTS - Serial #60-0050?
Location: Alaska
Date: 2003
Credit: USAF

Notes: An Edwards B-52H conducts AR over Alaska, while on a test mission for the Avionics Mid-life Improvement program.


Subject: B-1B - 412th TW 419th FLTS - Serial #?
Location: China Lake Range, CA
Date: 6/17/2003
Credit: Steve Zapka / USAF

Notes: An Edwards F-16 monitors the test as the Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) is released from a B-1B for the first time.


Subject: B-2A - 412th TW 419th FLTS - Serial #82-1068?
Location: Utah Testing & Training Range
Date: 8/27/2003
Credit: Bobbi Garcia / USAF

Notes: 32 inert 500 pound JDAM-82 bombs are released in one drop, during a test that was building up to an eventual release of 80 JDAM-82 bombs in September of 2003.


Subject: B-1B - 412th TW 419th FLTS - Serial #85-0068?
Location: China Lake Range, CA
Date: 2003
Credit: Steve Zapka / USAF

Notes: An Edwards B-1B is seen in flight during the test of an inert Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM).


Subject: B-52H - 412th TW 419th FLTS - Serial #60-0050
Location: China Lake Range
Date: 1/8/2002
Credit: Bobbi Garcia / USAF

Notes: #050 is seen releasing an AGM-154A Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW). During this test flight, the 419th team successfully launched two AGM-154A weapons at two different targets on the China Lake Range.


Subject: B-1B - 412th TW 419th FLTS - Serial #85-0068
Location: Edwards AFB, CA
Date: 10/?/2002
Credit: Kristie Hogbin / USAF

Notes: #068 is seen being flown from Edwards to Dyess AFB by members of the Operational Test & Evaluation Center's Det 5. There they will demonstrate the new 'Block E' enhancements that allow the B-1B to release multiple types of weapons in one mission.


Subject: B-1B - 412th TW 419th FLTS - Serial #?
Location: Edwards AFB, CA
Date: 10/?/2001
Credit: Phil Kocurek / USAF

Notes: An Edwards B-1B is backed into the Benefield Anechoic Facility to begin testing on a new defensive avionics suite.


Subject: B-1B - AFFTC - Serial #?
Location: Edwards AFB, CA
Date: N/A
Credit: USAF

Notes: Seen early in the initial flight test program, this B-1B wears a camouflage paint scheme.


Subject: B-2A - AFFTC - Serial #?
Location: Edwards AFB, CA
Date: N/A
Credit: USAF

Notes: A 412th Test Wing B-2A Stealth Bomber is seen flying directly over the NASA Dryden Research Facility at Edwards AFB, CA.


Subject: B-1B - AFFTC - Serial #?
Location: Edwards AFB, CA
Date: N/A
Credit: USAF

Notes: An Edwards B-1B conducts a inert weapons release test on the PIRA, while a 412th Test Wing F-16 chase follows in formation.




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