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The Spirit of Texas

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Post by ELB » Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:03 pm

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JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, HI, UNITED STATES 01.22.2019 - A U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit bomber deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, is prepped for a training mission, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Jan. 17, 2019. Three B-2 bombers and more than 200 Airmen deployed here in support of U.S. Strategic Command’s Bomber Task Force mission. Bomber aircraft regularly rotate through the Indo-Pacific region to integrate capabilities with key regional partners and maintain a high state of aircrew proficiency. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Allen Palmer)
https://strategypage.com/military_photo ... 95118.aspx

The B-2 Bomber type is officially nicknamed Spirit. Every operational B-2 except the first is named after a state. The first operational one is called Spirit of America. The Spirit of Texas was the first production aircraft after the initial batch of six flying test aircraft (all of which have been brought up to operational configuration).

The Spirit of Texas has tail number 88-0328. But there's no tail to put the tail number on... so I guess it's a fuselage number now. ;-)
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