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Boeing IDS B-1 Lancer Bomber Plane

One hundred B-1B Lancer strategic nuclear bombers were built in the 1980's based on the 1974 B-1A bomber, they are a variable-geometry wing aircraft designed by North American Rockwell, the B-1 Lancer has gained the nickname of the "Bone" a play on words based on B-One. Of the 100 B-1's made 67 remain in service with the USAF and it is the last variable-geometry wing aircraft serving with the American armed forces, following the end of the cold war the aircraft have been modernised and converted into a conventional non nuclear delivery platform.

Boeing IDS B-1 Lancer Bomber Plane

 
Boeing B-1B Specifications:
  • Crew: Pilot, co-pilot, offensive systems officer and defensive systems officer
  • Length: 146 ft (44.5 m)
  • Wingspan: Extended: 137 ft (41.8 m) - Swept: 79 ft (24.1 m)
  • Height: 34 ft (10.4 m)
  • Wing area: 1,950 ft (181.2 m)
  • Empty weight: 192,000 lb (87,100 kg)
  • Max takeoff weight: 477,000 lb (216,400 kg)
  • Engines: Four 30,780 lbf (136.92 kN) General Electric F101-GE-102 afterburning turbo-fans
  • Maximum speed: Mach 1.25 (950 mph, 1,529 km/h)
  • Maximum range: 6,478 nm (7,456 mi, 11,998 km)
  • Service ceiling 60,000 ft (18,000 m)
 
Boeing B-1B Bomb loads:
  • 84 Mk-82AIR inflatable retarder general purpose bombs
  • 81 Mk-82 low drag general purpose bombs
  • 84 500 pound Mk-62 Quickstrike sea mines
  • 8 Mk-65 naval mines
  • 30 CBU-87/89/CBU-97 Cluster Bomb Units
  • 30 CBU-103/104/105 WCMD
  • 24 GBU-31 JDAM GPS guided bombs
  • 15 GBU-38 JDAM GPS guided bombs
  • 24 Mk-84 general purpose bombs
  • 96 GBU-39 Small Diameter Bomb GPS guided bombs
  • 16x B61 thermonuclear variable-yield gravity bombs (0.3 to 340 kiloton)
 
 
Boeing B-1B Missile loads:
  • 24 AGM-158 JASSM
  • 12 AGM-154 JSOW

 
Boeing B-1 Lancer Cockpit
 

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