The B-1 Lancer (nickname Bone) proved itself during Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom. The bomber was a continuous presence in the Middle East from 2001 through 2015. With swept wings and 4 large afterburing engines, the mighty Bone has a top speed of Mach 1.25 with a max takeoff weight of 477,000 lbs.
The B-1 is based at Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene, Texas and Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota. B-1s also rotate through Anderson Air Base in Guam. From Guam, they are capable of projecting power on the Korean Peninsula. In recent weeks, they have conducted shows of force over South Korea near the DMZ.
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