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Ellsworth B-1Bs take over CBP mission
During the Jun. 2-3, 1995 Coronet Bat mission, the B-1s flew the entire route at 0.92 Mach using 100% Military Power, a day-and-a-half of continuous maximum non-afterburner performance. Curtis LeMay first flew KC-135A 55-3126 to Buenos Aires in November 1957 to demonstrate the operational capability of American airpower in the face of Soviet...
Each LRASM navigated through all planned waypoints, transitioned to mid-course guidance and flew toward the moving maritime target using inputs from the onboard sensors. The missiles then positively identified the intended target and impacted successfully A U.S. Air Force (USAF) B-1B from Dyess Air Force Base (AFB) has successfully test-fired a pair of production representative Long Range Anti-Ship Missiles (LRASMs). The...
USAF selects locations for B-21 Raider bomber
The B-21 Raider will replace B-1B Lancer and B-2 Spirit bomber aircraft The U.S. Air Force (USAF) announced that will bed down the B-21 Raider bomber at Dyess Air Force Base (AFB), Texas; Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota; and Whiteman AFB, Missouri. However, no decision has been reached on which base will be the first to receive the bomber. Using the current bomber bases will...
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 15 GBU-38s but can take in 24 GBU-31s The BRU-56 ejector attached to the B-1B Lancer’s rotary launcher is getting an upgrade so that the supersonic bomber can carry more smart bombs, Oriana Pawlyk reports for Military.com. "We have the largest payload,...
First Strategic Air Command B-1B
The first SAC B-1B was delivered to Dyess AFB, Texas, on Jun. 29, 1985 The interesting photo in this post features the first B-1B scheduled for use by the U.S. Air Force Strategic Air Command (SAC), B-1B Aircraft No. 2, landing at Palmdale, Calif. on May 4th, 1985 after a three-hour flight. Noteworthy B-1B Aircraft No.2 entered the SAC inventory upon...
The B-1 landed at Edwards AFB after an increasingly desperate 12-hour flight in which the crew struggled unsuccessfully to lower the landing gear in the plane's nose Taken at Edwards Air Force Base (AFB), Calif., on Oct. 4, 1989, the impressive photos in this post show a B-1B Lancer from Dyess AFB performing a successful emergency landing on lakebed runway...
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...
The B-1 units bring a unique perspective and years of repeated combat and operational experience from the Central Command theater to the Pacific Several B-1B Lancers and Airmen with the 7th Bomb Wing (BW) from Dyess Air Force Base (AFB), Texas, deployed to Andersen AFB, Feb. 6 in support of U.S. Pacific Command’s (USPACOM) Continuous Bomber Presence (CBP) mission. The 9th...
USAF B-1B fleet grounded again due to issues with ejection seat
Missions such as these offer great training opportunities with a satisfying impact at the end of the day According to the article Dyess Bombers aide in SOUTHCOM drug interdiction written by Senior Airman Shannon Hall 7th Bomb Wing, drug traffickers have a new enemy. The B-1B Lancer is well known for its capability of delivering massive weapon payloads to America’s adversaries, anywhere...

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