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B-1A Lancer
B-1A Lancer
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Only four of these supersonic bombers were ever manufactured for the U.S. Military, and one of them sits at our hangar in Denver, Colorado. Developed in the 1970s as a method of delivering nuclear weapons, the B-1A bomber could reach speeds of Mach 2.2 (Over 1400 MPH) by utilizing four jet engines with afterburners. While the B-1A Lancer program was canceled by President Carter in 1977, it continued to serve as a test bed for the B-1B Lancer which is still in extensive use today.