$320 Million B-1 Lancer Takes Off In Full Afterburner
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The B-1B Lancer bomber, also popularly known as the ‘Bone,’ is a four-engine supersonic plane that has variable swept wings.
It first entered service in 1986 as a nuclear bomber and was used in more conventional roles. Its powerful engines allow the plane in delivering a large payload. The aircraft is also powered by 4 turbofan engines that let it reach a top speed of Mach 1.25.
In this clip, a US $320 Million full B-1 Lancer takes off in full afterburner. The plane has a flight range of 3440 miles. It can also be extended with aerial refueling.
Only 100 units were produced since 1985, and as of 2021, there are only 45 that remain in service. Check out this video to see one in action!