Why the B-1 Bomber Is Such a Badass Plane

Growing up, I always found the B-1 a curiosity more than anything else. Here we this large, variable sweep wing bomber. It was and still is rather unique. Meanwhile most folks were mesmerised by the more modern Stealth designs.

Years later, I find it even more curious that people still talk about the Lancer, and that we’ve somehow managed to keep any in service since the cold war era drew to a close.