This Video Will Show You The Incredible Power Of The B-1 Lancer
She’s A Beast.
This video comes to us from one of our favorite YouTube channels. Called, bobsurgranny, this videographer tends to find and shoot some of the best planes in the U.K. From B-2 Spirits to F-22 Raptors or Typhoons, this guy’s got them all. Check it out.
As for the subject of this particular video, it’s no other than the B-1 Lancer, or as many call it, “The Bone.” It’s one of the most interesting aircraft in the United States inventory, as it’s a bomber that flies like a fighter.
The B-1 Lancer is powered by four General Electric F101-GE-102 augmented turbofans which can create over 30,000 pounds of thrust each.
Built in 1974 and introduced in 1986, the Lancer was the first bomber of its kind. Unlike anything else before it, this plane could fly at supersonic speeds. 830 miles per hour to be exact.
Also, and this might come as a shock to some of you, it can carry a bigger bomb load than a B-52 Stratofortress. While the latter can pack about 70,000 pounds of bombs into its belly, the Lancer can hold 75,000 pounds in its belly but also another 50,000 pounds of ordnance on external hardpoints.
Now that’s a lot of boom.