Also known as “Bockscar,” this aircraft dropped the atomic bomb “Fat Man” on Nagasaki, Japan on August 9th, 1945. The aircraft has been restored and is on display at the National Museum of the United States Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
Nat Geo pic of a BAe-146 tanker painting the Carlton Complex in Washington. Had this same guy (I think) drop on me three times yesterday on the Strike Fire. Not his fault, but jeez, when you’re right under one those things are LOUD.
France on Friday morning announced it had taken military action inside Iraq, making it the first country aside from the U.S. in the American-organized “core coalition” to utilize airstrikes against the militants with the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS).