Rockwell B-1B 'Lancer'

Notes: Improved B-1A with increased weight and better automatic TERRAIN-FOLLOWING capability.
  Base model:B-1
  Designation System:U.S. Tri-Service
  Designation Period:1962-Present
  Basic role:Bomber

  Length: 147' 0" 44.8 m
  Height:34' 0" 10.3 m
  Wingspan: 136' 8" 41.6 m
  Wingarea: 1,950.0 sq ft 181.1 sq m
  Empty Weight: 192,000 lb 87,074 kg
  Gross Weight: 389,000 lb176,417 kg
  Max Weight: 477,000 lb216,326 kg

  No. of Engines: 4
  Powerplant: General Electric F101-GE-102
  Thrust (each):30,000 lb13,605 kg

  Cruise Speed: 647 mph 1,041 km/h 562 kt
  Max Speed: 1,390 mph 2,238 km/h 1,209 kt
  Ceiling: 60,000 ft 18,287 m

Operators (Past and Present)
USAF 7th Wing Dyess AFB TX
USAF 28th BW Ellsworth AFB SD
USAF 116th BW Robins AFB GA
USAF 366th Wing Mountain Home AFB MN

Known serial numbers
82-0001, 82-0002, 83-0065 / 83-0071, 84-0049 / 84-0058, 85-0059 / 85-0092, 86-0093 / 86-0140


Recent comments by our visitors
 Ernie Zielnski
 , RI
I was a Rockwell Int'l Test Director on B-1B ship number 1, from 1985 to 1989 when it was given back to the AF and retired. We about beat the hell out of it during flight test but I loved that old machine. The B-1B is a thing of beauty with it's wings swept doing a low altitude flyby at .8 mach. That was a great program to be on. You can keep your B-2's.
03/19/2012 @ 06:45 [ref: 54351]
 Robert W.
 Palmdale, CA
I worked on the B1-B when Rockwell was building them. And now I see some of them on display in air museums, etc.
This to me is a sad thing. Already relegated to museum status.
12/13/2010 @ 12:30 [ref: 34250]
 Rodney Street
 , IL
Grand Forks AFB ND 319 BW was home to 17 B-1Bs from Sep 17 1987 to May 26 1994. 86-105, 86-0107 through 86-123, and 86-131 all spent time assigned to the 319th BW. I spent 11 years on the B-1. 2 years at EAFB CA on B-1A #4, B-1B #1 and #28. 7 years at GFAFB ND most of it on #70. 2 years at EAFB SD as line expediter.
04/28/2010 @ 07:11 [ref: 26100]
 Bridgett Stepp
 Mulberry, FL
Hello my father Jack A. Davis Jr. had helped build the engines for the B-1B Bomber and I can't place a year but he worked for Rockwell in Ohio....Can someone help me find his picture that was taken at that time....????? He passed away five years ago and I would really like to have a copy of his photo....
03/13/2008 @ 08:44 [ref: 20000]
I Gaurded the Star Of Abilene at Offut AFB during the dedication. I took some great shots of my police buddies,like Quinn Martin with her.She had some FOD problems,due to some engine washers but she was a beautiful bird.
02/20/2008 @ 13:25 [ref: 19733]
 Larry Haskell
 Spokane, WA
Having flown the B-1B from 1987 thru 1992, I never tire of photos and stories surrounding this aircraft's remarkable development. Though we were truly "test" crews in the mid to late 80's, the groundwork laid then helped lead to its remarkable successes today. The Bone is more of a threat than ever and more versatile all the time. Here's to all who have flown, maintained, and supported the B-1!! May she live strong and long!!
02/10/2008 @ 14:11 [ref: 19635]
 Marco Picanza
 San Diego, CA
Since the early eighties i have been a supervisor for the manufacturing of the digital optical encoder used in the RLDS,(for the then Speco division of Kelsey Heyes). I am still involved in the overhaul program of such encoders and proud to say we never had an operational failure.
I had a chance to fly in a B1-B in the late eighties and that is the highlight of my life.
A sincere hello to everyone involved with such a great aircraft.
Marco Picanza
03/24/2007 @ 07:48 [ref: 16016]
 Rich Dudley
 Wichita, KS
Not lister on the past and present operators of the B-1B you have left off the Kansas Air National Guards 184th BW. We operated the BONE from 1994 to 2002 and we have one on static display in the "Reflections of Freedom Airpark on the west side of McConnell AFB (the guard side). Before we recieved them the Active Duty had them on McConnell, the 384th BW.
11/20/2006 @ 10:39 [ref: 14792]
 Scott Di Gioia
 Abilene, TX
The Star of Abilene is the B-1 pictured on display at the front gate of Dyess AFB. It was the first operational B-1B and as the picture shows it is retired now.
02/08/2006 @ 14:12 [ref: 12436]
 Tony Sanfratello
 janesville, WI
I worked for Rockwell on the flight line from 85 till about 88 then I went on a mod team to south Dakota i wish i could remember more about the people I worked with they were a great bunch of guys I would love to hear from them so if any of you are out there drop me a line

08/17/2005 @ 23:13 [ref: 11013]


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