Rockwell / Boeing B-1 Lancer Specification & Technical Data

The Rockwell (now part of Boeing) B-1 Lancer is a four-engine supersonic variable-sweep wing, jet-powered strategic bomber used by the United States Air Force (USAF). It was first envisioned in the 1960s as a supersonic bomber with Mach 2 speed, and sufficient range and payload to replace the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress. It was developed into the B-1B, primarily a low-level penetration with long-range and Mach 1.25 speed capability at high altitude.

Rockwell / Boeing B-1 Lancer
RoleSupersonic Strategic bomber
National origin United States
ManufacturerNorth American Rockwell/Rockwell International Now Boeing
First flight23 December 1974
Introduction1 October 1986
StatusIn service
Primary userUnited States Air Force
Number built104
Unit costUS$283.1 million in 1998
Crew4
Length146 ft (44.5 m)
Width137.14ft (41.80m)
Height34.12ft (10.40m)
Weight (Empty)192,001lbs (87,090kg)
Loaded weight326,000 lb (148,000 kg)
Max. takeoff weight477,000 lb (216,400 kg)
Powerplant4 × General Electric F101-GE-102 augmented turbofans
Maximum SpeedAt altitude: Mach 1.25
At low level: Mach 0.92
Maximum Range6,478 nmi or 11,999 km
Combat radius2,993 nmi or 5,544 km
Service Ceiling60,000 ft (18,000 m)
Rate-of-Climb
Hardpointssix external hardpoints for 50,000 pounds (23,000 kg) of ordnance (use for weapons restricted by arms treaties[94]) and three internal bomb bays for 75,000 pounds (34,000 kg) of ordnance.
VariantsB-1A, B-1B, B-1R
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  • Another Guest (from Australia)

    I wonder if the proposed B-1R variant is still around?

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