The Contrails: Aircraft, weapons systems: B1-B Lancer

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Manufacturer: Boeing Function: Long-Range, Multi-Role, Heavy Bomber

Service Date: 1985

Speed: 900+ mph

Crew: Four

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.