B1- B Lancer is a Strategic Bomber. It was built by Rockwell International, North American Aircraft. It is similar to Tupolev's Tu-160. It was first deployed in June 1985. Each unit cost $200-plus million per aircraft.
B-1B Lancer - Bomber
Type: Long-range, multi-role, heavy bomber
Powerplants: 4 General Electric F-101-GE-102 turbofan engine with afterburner
Empty, approximately 86,183 kilograms
Thrust: 30,000-plus pounds with afterburner, per engine
Maximum Take-Off Weight: 216,634 kilograms
Length: 41.8 meters extended forward, 24.1 meters swept aft
Speed: 900-plus mph (Mach 1.2 at sea level)
Crew: 4 (aircraft commander, pilot, offensive systems officer and defensive systems officer)
Armament: Up to 84 Mark 82 conventional 500-pound bombs and 30 CBU-87/89/97. Also can be reconfigured to carry a wide range of nuclear weapons
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