The Black Knights

B-57

The Black Knights and the
Low Altitude Bombing System (LABS)

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In Laon, France, the Black Knights of the 38th Bomb Wing showed the versatility of the B-57 in close formation.

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The Crews

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Photos:  John Harris


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B57-B (51-1560) Flown by Colonel John W. Harris (Ret.) in the "slot" position of
The Black Knights Aerobatic Team
Laon Air Base, France 1955 - 1958
LABS
(Low Altitude Bombing System)

But the real mission of the Bomb Wing was to be a viable weapons platform in a European war. Then Captain John Harris describes the testing of nuclear weapons delivery by the B-57.

 

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