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he Rockwell B-1 Lancer is a four-engine supersonic variable-sweep wing, jet-powered heavy strategic bomber used by the United States Air Force. Wikipedia

Range: 11,999 km
Wingspan: 42 m
Length: 44 m
Unit cost: US$283.1 million in 1998 (B-1B)
Number built: B-1A: 4; B-1B: 100
Engine type: General Electric F101
First flight: 23 December 1974

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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".

Range - 11,999 km
Wingspan - 42 m
Unit cost - US$283.1 million in 1998 (B-1B)
Number built - B-1A: 4; B-1B: 100
Engine type - General Electric F101
First flight - 23 December 1974
 
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AFGSC begins retirement of B-1 aircraft.

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A B-1B lancer that is being divested takes off from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., for the final time Feb. 17, 2021.

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Master Sgt. David Jackson, the 28th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron production superintendent, salutes a B-1B Lancer that is being divested prior to its final launch from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Feb. 17, 2021.

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Airman 1st Class Darrian Clough, a 28th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels specialist, fuels a B-1B Lancer being divested prior to its final takeoff from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Feb. 17, 2021.

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A B-1B Lancer is prepared for divestiture at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Feb. 16, 2021.

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Marks identifying a B-1B Lancer as assigned to Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., are removed at the base Feb. 16, 2021, prior to the aircraft’s divestiture.

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Airmen 1st Class Antonio Artiaga and Kane Eubanks, both from the 28th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, prepare a B-1B Lancer for divestiture at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Feb. 16, 2021.
 
They are not completely retired just 17 get mothballed. And four out of them receive a type 2000 storage.
 

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