Rockwell B-1B: SAC's Last Bomber (Hardback)Don R. Logan (author)
Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 08/09/2004
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Don Logan's new book covers the complete history of the B-1 Lancer from its inception, through production, and operations with Strategic Air Command. Chapters include: The development and definition of requirements for a new strategic bomber to replace the B-52, from design beginning through contract selection and production of the four B-1A prototypes. Flight testing of the airframe and avionics, weapons integration testing, and follow-on testing of the avionics, weapons and ECM systems. Aircraft types used in support of B-1 research and development, and B-1 flight test. B-1A and B-1B Aircraft and Avionics systems description. B-1 Stores Management System and Weapons certifies for carriage by the B-1B. B-1 Aircraft Maintenance System. Brief history of the wings and squadrons flying the B-1B. Description of the modifications and updates to the aircraft since production. Tables are included which cover B-1 program milestones, communication and navigation equipment, aircraft specifications and performance, production number and serial number list, aircraft camouflage and paint schemes, and Aircraft name/nose art history. An individual history of each of the 104 B-1s manufactured, including photos of each configuration, paint scheme, and nose art to have appeared on the aircraft.
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 1560 g
Dimensions: 216 x 279 x 24 mm
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