Published September 22, 2008
Boeing B-1B "Lancer"
Crew: Four (Aircraft Commander, Pilot, Offensive Systems Operator, and Defensive Systems Operator)
Engines: Four General Electric F101-GE-102 afterburning turbofans; 30,000 lbs. thrust each
Wingspan: 137 ft fully spread (15° position); 79 ft fully swept (67.5° position)
Length: 146 ft 0 in
Height: 34 ft 0 in
Weight: 470,000 lbs maximum take off weight
Speed: max: approximately 900 mph. (Mach 1.2); cruise: .9 Mach
Range: Approximately 7,500 miles / 6,500 miles without refueling
Ceiling: 60,000 ft
Armament: Up to 84 Mk 82 500 lb bombs and 30 CBU-87/89/97 or a wide range of nuclear weapons
This aircraft arrived at Hill AFB on February 3, 2003. Nicknamed "7 Wishes," the plane (S/N 83-0070) was gained into USAF inventory from Rockwell International on 16 April 1986 and assigned to the 96th Bombardment (Heavy) Wing of the Strategic Air Command at Dyess AFB in Abilene, Texas, on May 6, 1986.
The aircraft arrived on base the following day. It spent its service life training aircrews, accumulating almost 4,000 flight hours. The aircraft's last assignment was to the 28th Bombardment Squadron, 7th Bombardment Wing, 8th Air Force (Air Combat Command) at Dyess. It arrived at the museum in May 2005.