The Rockwell (Now part of Boeing) B-1 Lancer is a four engine, supersonic variable sweep swing strategic bomber developed in the 1960s originally to replace the aging B-52 Stratofortress. The bomber's original design has evolved into the current B-1B Lancer, a low-level penetration bomber with a long range while retaining supersonic capability.
The B-1 made it's first flight on 23 December 1974, entering service in the 1st of October in 1986, and continues to serve to this day. There are currently 101 built, 1 B-1A and 100 B-1Bs.
Powers and Stats
Note: This profile uses the stats of the B-1B only.
Tier: Varies from 9-A to 8-C conventionally. 8-A to High 7-C with B61, up to Low 7-B with B83
Name: B-1 Lancer
Origin: Real World
Classification: Strategic Low-level Penetration Bomber
Height: 10.4 meters
Length: 44.5 meters
Weight: Empty weight is 87.1 metric tons, loaded is usually 148 metric tons, maximum takeoff weight is 216.4 metric tons.
Needed Prerequisite for Use: 4 crew members (Aircraft commander, copilot, offensive and defensive systems officers)
In use by: U.S Air Force
Powered by: Jet Fuel, which powers 4 General Electric F101-GE-102 augmented turbofans
Operational Timeframe: Several days, higher with mid-air refueling
Attack Potency: Varies. Small Building level (The Mark 82 bombs pack about 89 kg of Tritonal high explosives , which can produce around 863 megajoules of energy) to Building level conventionally (A bomb such as the Mark 84 is packed with around 428.6 kg of Tritonal high explosive (which would produce about 1882.92552 megajoules upon detonation). Multi-City Block level to Large Town level with B61 (The B61 has a variable yield of 0.3-340 kilotons), up to Small City level with payload (The most powerful bomb it can carry, the B83, has a yield of at maximum 1.2 megatons, however nuclear bombs are no longer carried on present day B-1s.)
Range: 9,400 km, combat radius of 5,543 km, service ceiling of 18,000 meters
Material: Mostly Aluminum alloy and titanium
Durability: Small Building level (Is around this size)
Weaknesses: None notable