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Must Watch: B-1 Lancer Performs Taxi & Takeoff

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Various footage of B-1 Lancer taxiing, takingoff during conducting integrated exercises.

The Rockwell B-1 Lancer is a supersonic variable-sweep wing, heavy bomber used by the United States Air Force. It is commonly called the “Bone” (from “B-One”). It is one of three strategic bombers in the U.S. Air Force fleet as of 2018, the other two being the B-2 Spirit and the B-52 Stratofortress. The B-1B is expected to continue to serve into the 2030s, with the Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider to begin replacing the B-1B after 2025. The B-1s currently in inventory will be retired by 2036.

Video Credits: Senior Airman Emily Copeland, Senior Airman Shawn White, Tech. Sgt. Sarah Loicano, Airman 1st Class Nathan Eckert | United States Department of Defense

Thumbnail Credit: U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Richard Ebensberger

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