Rockwell B-1B Lancer 1/100 Scale Model
Introducing the ready-built B-1B Lancer "Bone" Desktop Model. This 1/100 scale model was handmade with precision and accuracy to produce the finest model that will be the centerpiece of your collection for years to come. This model is a perfect gift for pilots and aviation enthusiasts alike. Not too big or too small, this model features a wingspan of 16 inches and a length of 17.5 inches. This model features a very accurate paint scheme with realistic panel lines.
The long range, multi-role B-1 Lancer began as a replacement for the B-52 Stratofortress in the 1960s. It carries the largest payload of both guided and unguided weapons in the United States Air Force (USAF) inventory. The supersonic strategic bomber can rapidly deliver large quantities of precision and non-precision weapons against any adversary to any location at any time.
The B-1B production version first flew in October 1984 and has been in service with the USAF since 1986. It is an improved variant initiated in 1981 by the Reagan administration. Major changes included additional structure to increase payload by 74,000 pounds, an improved radar and a radar cross section reduction. The B-1B's blended wing/body configuration, variable-geometry wings and turbofan afterburning engines all contribute to its long range, maneuverability, high speed and survivability. Its offensive avionics system allows tracking, targeting and engaging moving vehicles as well as self-targeting and terrain-following modes. The final B-1B was delivered on May 2, 1988.
The B-1B was first used in combat during Operation Desert Fox in Iraq in December 1998. In 1999, six aircraft were used in Operation Allied Force, delivering more than 20 percent of the total ordnance while flying less than 2 percent of the combat sorties. B-1Bs were also deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, dropping almost 40 percent of the total tonnage during the first six months. All of this was accomplished while maintaining an impressive 79 percent mission capable rate.