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The B-52H test flying in its natural metal finish – the bomber must be checked for full functionality before being painted. Photo credit: USAF photo/Kelly White

‹ Return to Mothballed B-52 back in service

“Ghost Rider,” takes to the skies for a functional test flight Aug. 30, 2016, at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. The B-52H Stratofortress is shown in natural metal since it has been overhauled and must be checked for full functionality before being painted. 61-0007 is the first B-52 to ever be regenerated from long-term storage with the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., and returned to fully-operational flying status. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kelly White)

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