Rockwell B-1 Lancer

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Rockwell B-1 Lancer
Rockwell B-1B in flight, bombing.
Role Strategic Bomber
National origin USA.
Manufacturer Rockwell
First flight 1974
Introduction 1986
Status Active
Primary user USA.
Produced Out of production.
Number built 104 examples

The Rockwell B-1 Lancer is a strategic bomber in the service of the US Air Force. It is a four-turbojet aircraft that uses a variable-sweep wing. It can carry nuclear weapons or classic bombs. It is only used by the USA.

Variants[change | change source]

  • Rockwell B-1A : Four examples, only used as prototype and test planes.
  • Rockwell B-1B : One hundred examples, used as bombers.

Simulacrum of supersonic strategic heavy bomber[change | change source]

Tupolev Tu-160 - Simulacrum of the B-1A

  • "Сверхзвуковой стратегический ракетоносец-бомбардировщик Ту-160" [Supersonic strategic missile bomber Tu-160] (in Russian). TASS. 2019-11-29. Archived from the original on 2020-02-20. Retrieved 2019-11-29. - on TASS Official Infographic(in Russian)

Bibliography[change | change source]

  • Moeng, Sophearith (1998). Vital guide to military Aircraft. Airlife publishing. ISBN 1 85310 537 6.
  • Kaminsky, Tom (2000). The United States Military Aviation Directory. Airtime publishing. ISBN 1 880588 29 3.