B-1B

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

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

2 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

USAF wants a squadron of modified B-1B bombers that can carry the AGM-183 hypersonic missile on external hardpoints

The B-1B has eight external hardpoints that were designed to carry the AGM-86B ALCM. These hardpoints were covered up except… Read More

4 years ago

USAF has only 6 Fully Combat Ready B-1B Strategic Bombers

Of the fleet of 61 B-1B Lancers, 15 are in depot maintenance and 39 aircraft are down for inspections or… Read More

5 years ago

Celebrating the 20-year anniversary of the Combat Debut of the B-1B Lancer

In December 1998 the B-1B would get the nod to make its combat debut as part of a four-day military… Read More

5 years ago

First husband-wife pilots to fly the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber retire from USAF

John and Jennifer began dating, though it was less than six months later that she left South Dakota for her… Read More

5 years ago

B-1B strategic bomber successfully test-fired pair of LRASM anti-ship standoff missiles

Each LRASM navigated through all planned waypoints, transitioned to mid-course guidance and flew toward the moving maritime target using inputs… Read More

6 years ago

USAF TO UPGRADE B-1B LANCER’S ROTARY LAUNCHER

Since the ejector was originally designed to carry nuclear weapons with 30-inch lug spacing, the B-1B is limited to carrying… Read More

6 years ago

INTERESTING PHOTO FEATURES B-1B AIRCRAFT No. 2 A FEW DAYS BEFORE ENTERING SAC INVENTORY

The first SAC B-1B was delivered to Dyess AFB, Texas, on Jun. 29, 1985 The interesting photo in this post… Read More

6 years ago

AMID RISING TENSION WITH NORTH KOREA, U.S. CONSIDERS A ROTATIONAL DEPLOYMENT OF F-22 AND F-35 STEALTH FIGHTERS TO SOUTH KOREA

  The F-22 and F-35B stealth fighters are expected to be rotated on a quarterly basis at Osan Air Base… Read More

7 years ago

USAF B-1B STRATEGIC BOMBER LAUNCHES FIRST TACTICAL CONFIGURATION LRASM

The LRASM will play a significant role in ensuring military access to operate in open ocean/blue waters, owing to its… Read More

7 years ago

ELLSWORTH B-1Bs PERFORM A SIMULATED BOMB RUN OVER THE PILSUNG RANGE FEW DAYS AFTER HAVING TAKEN OVER CBP MISSION

On Aug. 7, 2017 two B-1Bs from 37th EBS conducted a sequence of bilateral training missions with Republic of Korea… Read More

7 years ago

SOME INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT B-1A FOURTH PROTOTYPE

Four prototypes of the B-1A Mach 2.2 strategic bomber were developed and tested in the mid-1970s, but the program was… Read More

7 years ago

HERE’S HOW ELLSWORTH B-1B STRATEGIC BOMBERS HAVE VALIDATED THEIR COMBAT CAPABILITIES DURING EXERCISE COMBAT HAMMER

The B-1B is a fundamental part of the U.S. Air Force’s combat airpower, and keeping the lethal piece of machinery… Read More

7 years ago

B-1 BONE STRATEGIC BOMBERS DEPLOY TO KEY WEST AND HELP CONFISCATING MORE THAN 4,500 KILOS OF DRUGS

Thanks to the capabilities of its synthetic aperture radar the B-1 "Bone" is the perfect tool for finding "smugglers" using "go-fast"… Read More

7 years ago

THE B-1 INTEGRATION WITH THE F-35 AT RED FLAG 17-1 HAS MADE THE LANCER EVEN MORE LETHAL

"The ability for the F-35 and rest of the fifth generation to go a little bit further than everyone else… Read More

7 years ago

UPGRADED BLOCK 16 B-1B LANCERS DEPLOY TO ANDERSEN AFB AND TAKE OVER CONTINUOUS BOMBER PRESENCE MISSION

The B-1 units bring a unique perspective and years of repeated combat and operational experience from the Central Command theater… Read More

7 years ago