(Not a) Bomber in Winter

[Update: I was mistaken that this plane is a bomber. I have been informed by a couple of sources that this is a Hercules cargo plane. It lives at the nearby Trenton Canadian Forces Base and makes the trip to the Peterborough Air Port on a semi-regular basis for training.]

image of a bomber flying over a modern winter landscape I was out shooting the winter landscape when I was distracted by a loud distant rumbling.

I turned around and behind me I could see a plane approaching.image of bomber flying through a winter landscapeThis was not the plane I expected to see.

image of bomber over Peterborough highwayIt definitely was anachronistic to see this old bomber flying above a modern vehicle in this cold Canadian landscape.

image of silhouette of bomber 2013Can you tell me what kind of plane this is?

image of cold country hillside under snowHere’s what I was shooting in the other direction. Not as unusual, but very nice to look at – at least if you know you’ve got a warm car waiting for you on the side of the road.

I imagine it must have been mighty cold up in that plane…

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