Tag: B-1A

Boeing to upgrade USAF B-52 and B-1 strategic bombers
Work, which is expected to be completed by Apr. 11, 2029, will be performed at Boeing's plant in Oklahoma City. The U.S. Air Force (USAF) awarded Boeing with a $14.2 billion contract to modify, modernize and test weapons systems on B-1 and B-52 strategic bombers. The contract is...
Interesting photo shows B-1A first flight
The 70-minute, 250-mile flight path was within reach of the Rogers Dry Lake runways during which B-1A basic flight evaluation was conducted Taken on Dec. 23, 1974, the interesting photo in this post shows the Rockwell International B-1A taking off for its first flight from Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, California. The aircraft landed at Edwards Air Force Base (AFB). The...
Four prototypes of the B-1A Mach 2.2 strategic bomber were developed and tested in the mid-1970s, but the program was canceled in 1977 before going into production The cool photo in this post shows B-1A tail number 76-0174 which actually is B-1A No.4. On Aug. 6, 1980 this aircraft completed an 11-hour sortie which at the time was the longest nonstop...