Sunday, May 10, 2020

Airbase Peeping...

Thanks to the way air forces work, the ramps of most airbases are pretty dull to peep at from orbit. Take, for example, Barksdale AFB in Louisiana. It's the HQ of Global Strike Command and hosts the 2nd Bomb Wing. A B-52 is impressive, but scrolling past rows of identical ones parked on the ramp gets old.

However, if you look off the northeast corner of the base, you'll spot the Global Power Museum, which has some cool aircraft. All the usual bomber suspects from the USAAF & USAF, plus an Avro Vulcan, an SR-71, and a few interesting birds.