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Rockwell B-1B Lancer: books - history and technology

A book on the Rockwell B-1B Lancer? Here are illustrated books on the history, models and technology of Rockwell bombers.

B-1B Lancer Units in Combat (Osprey)

The Lancer began its duties with Strategic Air Command as a nuclear-armed bomber in the mid-1980s. The end of the Cold War intervened, and the aircraft was removed from its nuclear missions as a result of arms control legislation. In order to retain the B-1 as a viable frontline type, the USAF re-rolled the Lancer as a potent conventional weapons carrier.

The wide-range of ordnance which the B-1B can carry has seen it participating in Operation Desert Fox over Iraq, Operation Allied Force over Kosovo and Serbia, Operation Enduring Freedom against the Taliban and Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan and most recently during Operation Iraqi Freedom, when the aircraft was used to personally target Saddam Hussein.

Author:Thomas Withington
Specs:96 pages, 24.5 x 18.5 x 0.8 cm / 9.7 x 7.3 x 0.31 in, paperback
Illustrations:photographs and drawings (in b&w and colour)
Publisher:Osprey Publishing (GB, 2006)
Series:Combat Aircraft (60)
Book: B-1B Lancer Units in Combat (Osprey)

B-1B Lancer Units in Combat

Language: English

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