The Contrails: Aircraft, weapons systems: B1-B Lancer
/ Published June 07, 2016
Manufacturer: Boeing Function: Long-Range, Multi-Role, Heavy Bomber
Service Date: 1985
Speed: 900+ mph
Production: 104 Inventory: 66
Commentary: The B-1 was planned as a replacement for the B-52 but was cancelled in 1977. The USAF revived the program in 1981. The B-1B was first used in combat against Iraq during Operation DESERT FOX in 1998.