Fantastic images capture tanker from RAF Mildenhall refuelling a B-52 Stratofortress over the North Sea

B-52 Stratofortress awaiting refuelling by a KC-135 Stratotanker from RAF Mildenhall over the North

B-52 Stratofortress awaiting refuelling by a KC-135 Stratotanker from RAF Mildenhall over the North Sea. Pictured alongside two RAF Typhoons and F-15C Eagles from RAF Lakenheath. Picture: Tech Sgt David Dobrydney - Credit: Archant

These fantastic images show a B-52 Stratofortress being refuelled over the North Sea by a KC-135 tanker from RAF Mildenhall.

B-52 Stratofortress being refuelled by a KC-135 Stratotanker from RAF Mildenhall over the North Sea.

B-52 Stratofortress being refuelled by a KC-135 Stratotanker from RAF Mildenhall over the North Sea.Picture: Tech Sgt David Dobrydney - Credit: Archant

The pictures, captured by Tech Sgt David Dobrydney, were taken during a training flight on January 19.

The US Air Force Stratofortress is on a deployment to England from the 5th Bomb Wing at Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota.

It is seen flying with two US Air Force F-15C Eagles assigned to RAF Lakenheath and two RAF Typhoons.

Four B-52s, which have a wing span of 185ft, are currently conducting training in the UK with one recently making a flying visit to RAF Mildenhall when it was diverted due to inclement weather.

B-52 Stratofortress being refuelled by a KC-135 Stratotanker from RAF Mildenhall over the North Sea.

B-52 Stratofortress being refuelled by a KC-135 Stratotanker from RAF Mildenhall over the North Sea.Picture: Tech Sgt David Dobrydney - Credit: Archant


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RAF Mildenhall’s 100th Air Refuelling Wing celebrated its 25th anniversary last year. Its airmen and aircraft have provided support to major operations across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.

A US Air Force B-52 Stratofortress was diverted to RAF Mildenhall recently due to due to inclement w

A US Air Force B-52 Stratofortress was diverted to RAF Mildenhall recently due to due to inclement weather. Picture: US Air Force/Karen Abeyasekere - Credit: Archant

A US Air Force B-52 Stratofortress was diverted to RAF Mildenhall recently due to due to inclement w

A US Air Force B-52 Stratofortress was diverted to RAF Mildenhall recently due to due to inclement weather. Picture: US Air Force/Karen Abeyasekere - Credit: Archant

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