I was looking for more photos of this example as I’d like to build a model of it one day and I found some interesting info from a US newspaper:
Yet another bird that could mesmerize readers if only it could talk is tail number 60-0059. That airplane was flown by retired Brig. Gen. Peyton Cole on his career-capping around-the-world mission in 1994, a flight that included a near-miss with an Egyptian airliner over the Mediterranean. It also was flown by now-retired Lt. Gen. Floyd Carpenter on an award-winning September 1996 mission, Desert Strike. It targeted Iraqi surface-to-air missile sites and air defense radars in response to Iraqi attacks on Kurds. The lengthy mission, flown from Guam to Iraq over a circuitous flight path designed to respect numerous nations’ airspaces, won the that year’s Mackay Trophy for the first combat deployment of the B-52H model. B-52 0059 also was involved in the accidental release of inert bombs over a Kansas lake in July 2006.
Also, who caught the callsign? It was BOLD something..?
Last Edit: Mar 1, 2021 21:27:56 GMT 12 by ZacYates