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Rockwell B-1 Lancer

Rockwell B-1 Lancer

The Rockwell B-1 Lancer is a supersonic bomber. The first version of the B-1 was the B-1A, which did its maiden flight in 1974. The B-1A was never in service. The revised version of the B-1A is the B-1B. In 1984 the B-1B did its maiden flight and from this time it is in service. The B-1 can be equipped with cruise missiles and bombs. The warheads of the cruise missiles and the bombs can be conventional or nuclear. The B-1 has got swing-wings. Like many other supersonic airplanes the B-1 has got an afterburner. Today the B-1 belongs to the most important bombers of the US Air Force.

Technical data about the Rockwell B-1 Lancer
Crew 4 men
Length 44.81 m
-not spreaded

41.76 m
23.77 m
Height 10.36 m
Engines four General Electric F101-GE-102 each with 136 kN thrust
Weapons 34,000 kg weapons
cruise missiles, bombs
Maximum speed 1,450 km/h (1.2 Mach)
Maximum takeoff weight 216,500 kg
Range 12,000 km

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Last Update: 07.10.2006