Rockwell (Boeing) B1-b Lancer

Rockwell (Boeing) B-1b Lancer




After years of discussions, the B-1B was introduced in the USAF in 1988.

After the project was cancelled by President Carter in June 1977, the Reagan administration decided in October 1981 to build a fleet of 100 B1-B’s for 28 billion Dollar.

Fitted with a “swept-wing” construction the B-1B is capable to perform attacks at low altitudes with speeds up to 960 Kph.


Developing Nation:

United States

First Flight(s):

December 23rd 1974

First operational:

March 1988



Wing Span:

41,67m spread, and 23,84m swept.


10,62 m


44,81 m

Weight empty:

87091 kg           

Weight Max. Load:

maximum take-off 216367 kg


four General Electric F101-GE-102

Max. Speed:

1328 km/h

Max. Height:

service ceiling 15240 m

Max. Range:

12000 km

Fuel and Load:

internal fuel 88452 kg

Maximum ordnance 34020 kg internally

And 26762 kg externally


AGM-69A SRAM-A (short-range attack missile)

AGM-86B ALCM   (air-launched cruise missile)

B61 or B83 nuclear bombs


October 7, 2001 Afghanistan, Enduring Freedom.

 Air-to-ground strikes against Osama bin Laden’s  Al-Quaida and the Taliban with cruise missiles.


The B-1B is only in use by the United States Air Force.


Research: Rob Vogelaar

Rockwell Boeing B1-b (c) 2006 ZAPP

Rockwell Boeing B1-b (c) 2006 ZAPP