Hey Chris, Cool pics! I might have fueled that one. That cool afterburner take off was followed by a trip to the KC 135 Q for a little air to air refuel! That was one bad ass plane!! Thanks for posting.
Designed before my time, but I remember going thru the hydraulic pumps on those planes when they'd come in for overhaul - shorta a short life span don't ya know - looking at the features / materials to help us get the B-1B units going and being flat out amazed at the guys who can up w/ these high temp puppies when they did. Neat stuff.