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B-1B Lancer Long-Range Strategic Bomber

Crew

4 – pilot, co-pilot, and 2 system operators, offensive and defensive

Maiden Flight

23 December 1974

Number Built

100 (currently 67 in service)

Manufacturer

North American Rockwell, Rockwell International and Boeing

Wingspan With Wings Swept Back

79ft

Wingspan With Wings Forward

137ft

Length

146ft

Height

34ft

Maximum Operating Weight

477,000lb

Empty Weight

190,000lb

Payload

75,000lb

Fuel Capacity

265,274lb

Powerplant

4 x General Electric F101-GE-102 turbofan engines, 3,000lb thrust class

General

59 world records for speed, payload, distance and time-to-climb

Maximum Speed

900mph (supersonic and high subsonic for low-altitude penetration)

Range Unrefuelled

Intercontinental

Tanker Support

Compatible with KC-135 and KC-10

Time-to-Climb Records for the C-1Q Weight Category, Over 330,000lb at Altitudes

10,000ft &ndash; 1 minute 59 seconds<br />20,000ft &ndash; 2 minutes 39 seconds<br />30,000ft &ndash; 3 minutes 47 seconds<br />40,000ft &ndash; 9 minutes 42 seconds

Time-to-Climb Records for the C-1Q Weight Category, 170,000lb to 220,000lb at Altitudes

10,000ft &ndash; 1 minute 13 seconds<br />20,000ft &ndash; 1 minute 42 seconds<br />30,000ft &ndash; 2 minutes 11 seconds<br />40,000ft &ndash; 5 minutes 1 second

Time-to-Climb Records for the C-1Q Weight Category, 220,000lb to 330,000lb at Altitudes

10,000ft &ndash; 1 minute 19 seconds<br />20,000ft &ndash; 1 minute 55 seconds<br />30,000ft &ndash; 2 minutes 23 seconds<br />40,000ft &ndash; 6 minutes 9 seconds

Service Ceiling

30,000ft
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