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B-1B Lancer

Country of Origin: USA


The B-1B Lancer is a long-range strategic bomber designed for low-altitude penetration missions against mobile ICBMs or standoff air-launched cruise missile (ALCM) attacks. One hundred were procured in the early 1980s as a "bridge" in capability between the aging B-52 Stratofortress and the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the B-1's considerable payload and availability led to its conversion to a conventional-weapon strike aircraft under the...

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