B-1B Lancer

Ellsworth unveils B-1B Lancer tail art dedicated to the 80th Anniversary of the Doolittle Raid

Ellsworth unveils B-1B Lancer tail art dedicated to the 80th Anniversary of the Doolittle Raid

A quote added on the nose of the B-1B Lancer read, “In remembrance of the Doolittle Raiders.” The 80th Anniversary… Read More

2 years ago

B-1B Bone Vs Tu-160 Blackjack: Equals or Not?

The Russian military and many of the world's top aviation experts believe that the combination of the Tu-160's performance and… Read More

2 years ago

Latest avionics software update for the B-1B Lancer fleet tested during 30 hour two-ship CONUS to CONUS Bomber Task Force sortie

As part of the Sensors Forward initiative which uses updated software and processes to leverage resident B-1 Electronic Warfare capability,… Read More

2 years ago

USAF B-1B, F-15Es and RAF F-35B conduct Joint Flypasts over RAF Lakenheath and RAF Duxford for Eighth Air Force 80th Anniversary

On Feb. 1, 2022 a RAF F-35B Lightning aircraft from RAF Marham joined a USAF B-1B Lancer and F-15 Strike… Read More

2 years ago

That time a B-1B bomber made an emergency landing on Rogers Dry Lake with its wings locked back

On Mar. 10, 1986 a USAF B-1B Lancer strategic bomber, its wings locked back for high-speed flight, made an emergency… Read More

3 years ago

Take-offs, touch and goes and steep banking climbs: cool video shows USAF B-1B bombers operations at RAF Fairford

The cool video in this post features U.S. Air Force (USAF) B-1B Lancer strategic bombers operations at Royal Air Force… Read More

3 years ago

Boeing aims to start testing external hypersonic missile pylon for B-1 Lancer bomber in September 2022

Since the B-52 is up for modernization and until the full use of the B-21, which is due at Dyess… Read More

3 years ago

With last Bone flown to the boneyard at Davis-Monthan AFB, USAF concluded its divestiture of 17 B-1B Lancers

Beginning to retire B-1B Bone legacy bombers allows USAF to pave the way for the B-21 Raider. On Sep. 23,… Read More

3 years ago

Tu-160 Blackjack Vs B-1 Lancer: Copy or Not?

Sure enough, the Tupolev Tu-160 Blackjack and the Rockwell International B-1 Lancer look quite similar at first glance. Sure enough,… Read More

3 years ago

The Sad Story of the B-1B Weapons Crew who was crushed between Lancer’s Bomb Bay Doors (Luckily, he survived the incident)

When the doors had closed, his body had been compressed to little more than 2 inches in width, about the… Read More

3 years ago

Interesting photos show B-1B Lancer decommission process at Barksdale AFB

On Jun. 22, 2021 a B-1B Lancer from Dyess AFB, Texas, landed at Barksdale AFB, Louisiana, to become decommissioned and… Read More

3 years ago

USAF retires B-1B “Spectre,” the Lancer that made dramatic emergency landing at Midland airport after the number 4 engine had a fire in mid-air

The B-1B Lancer 86-109, “Spectre,” that had an in-flight fire in one of its engines and a subsequent ejection seat… Read More

3 years ago

Air Force Could Put Bombers Back on Alert if US cuts ICBM force

Cutting the intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) force and shifting to a “dyad” approach would require the military to completely reshape… Read More

3 years ago

For the first time ever, a B-1 Lancer strategic bomber landed in the Arctic circle

Additionally, the B-1 Lancer conducted a “warm-pit refuel” at Bodo Air Force Station, Norway. For the first time ever, a… Read More

3 years ago

Bye-bye Bone! USAF paving way for B-21, begins retirement of B-1 strategic bomber

The 17 B-1B aircraft will be retired from the current fleet of 62 B-1s, leaving 45 in the active fleet.… Read More

3 years ago

Behind the scenes of the historic bomber trifecta flyover at Super Bowl LV

For the team planning this historic event, however – the first flyover of a major sporting event featuring a B-1B… Read More

3 years ago