Boeing B-1B Lancer

Boeing B-1B Lancer (HM1BW4)

Location: Warner Robins, GA 31088 Houston County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 35.507', W 83° 35.302'

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Museum of Aviaton

— Aircraft Collection —

The B-1B is the improved variant of the B-1A, which was cancelled in 1977. The program was resurrected in 1981 with the first production model flying in 1984. The B-1B was delivered to the Air Force in 1985.

The B-1B's blended wing/body configuration, variable-geometry design, and turbofan engines continue to provide great range and high speed, more than 900 mph at sea level. Forward wing settings are used for takeoff, landings, and high-altitude maximum cruise. Swept wing settings are used in high subsonic and supersonic flight and also enhance the B-1B's maneuverability.

Though officially named Lancer, the B-B1B is more commonly called the Bone (from B-one). The Bone has three internal bays capable of carrying a variety of weapons, including up to 84 500-lb Mk 82 general-purpose bombs or 24 2,000-pound GBU-31 Joint Direct Attack Munitions.

Specifications & Performance

Wings Swept 79 ft.
Wings-forward 137 ft.
Max Speed 900+ mph
Length 146 ft.
Service Ceiling More than 30,000 ft.
Range Intercontinental
Height 34 ft.
Thrust 30,000-plus lbs./each engine, with afterburner
Engines (4) General Electric F101-GE-102 turbofan engines
S/N 83-0069

Georgia Air National Guard 116th Bomb Wing

B-1Bs arrived at Robins Air Force Base in 1996, when the Air National Guard's 116th Bomb Wing (BW) relocated from Dobbins AirReserve Base, Georgia, to Robins. The 116th was one of two Air National Guard units to operate the B-1B. The B-B1s left Robins. The 116th BW merged with the 93rd Air Control Wing (ACW), an active-duty unit, to become the 116 ACW. Operating the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) aircraft, the 116 ACW blends Guard and active-duty Airmen into a single unit.
HM NumberHM1BW4
Placed ByMuseum of Aviaton
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Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 10:21am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 257063 N 3608990
Decimal Degrees32.59178333, -83.58836667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 35.507', W 83° 35.302'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 35' 30.42" N, 83° 35' 18.12" W
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Area Code(s)478
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 801-815 Heritage Blvd, Warner Robins GA 31088, US
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