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 as well as Mach 1.25 capability at high altitudes.
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.
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Note: This profile uses the stats of the B-1B only.
Tier: Varies from 9-A up to at most Low 7-B with payload
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 from Small Building level (The Mark 82 bombs pack about 89 kg of Tritonal high explosives , which can produce around 863 megajoules of energy) up to at most Small City level with payload (The most powerful bomb it can carry, the B83, has a yield of at maximum 1.2 megatons, however these bombs are no longer carried)
Range: 9400 km, combat radius of 5543 km
Material: Mostly Aluminum alloy and titanium
Durability: Small Building level (Is around this size)
Weaknesses: None notable