Shown here is the Boeing B-1B "Lancer," a long-range nuclear bomber that could travel up to 6,500 miles on four GE F101-GE-102 afterburning turbofan engines producing 30,000 pounds of thrust each.
The B-1B could reach a maximum speed of 900 miles an hour--Mach 1.2--and cruised at 0.9 Mach. It carried as many as 84 Mk 82 500-pound bombs and a wide variety of nuclear weapons.
The plane is 146 feet long and 34 feet high, and had a maximum takeoff weight of 470,000 pounds.
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July 27, 2009 9:42 AM PDT
Photo by: Daniel Terdiman/CNET
| Caption by: Daniel Terdiman
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