The James Bond Vehicle Library

Rockwell B-1A Lancer
Rockwell B-1A Lancer
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Published 03/02-2002
Updated 04/11-2011 04:11

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Notes

Only 4 B-1A was built as prototypes (1977-81), and it was succeeded in 1984 of the B-1B an improved model that looked nearly all the same, but was very different in capability. Designed for low-level attack, with increased internaly fuel capacity and better stealth quality. The B-1B went into service in 1986.

In the film the Lancer launches the 2 cruiser missiles armed with nuclear warheads instead of exercisedummys. SPECTRE takes control over the missiles and captures the warheads.

by PS

007 relation

Never Say Never Again (1983)

  • Allieds/friends vehicle

Technical data

  • Manufacturer: Rockwell International Corp. (USA)
  • Type: Strategic bomber and missile platform
  • First flight: 23rd December 1974
  • Engines: 4 General Electric YF101-100 augmented turbofans
  • Thrust: in the 30.000 lb/13.608 kg class
    Dimensions
  • Wingspan: (15° sweep) 136 ft 8,5 in (41,67 m)
    (67,5°) 78 ft 2,5 in (23,84 m)
  • Length: 150 ft 2,5 in (45,78 m)
  • Height: 33 ft 7,3 in (10,24 m)
  • Wingarea: 1,950 sqft (181,2 m2)
    Weights
  • Empty: 140.000 lb (63.500 kg)
  • max. loaded: 389.800 lb (176.813 kg)
    Performance
  • Max speed: (clean, high altitude, wings swept 67,5°) 1.320 mph (2,124 kmh - Mach 2)
  • Range (unrefulling, all high altitude): 6.100 miles (9.817 km)
  • Armament: rotary launcher for 8 AGM-69A SRAMs (cruise missiles)
  • Crew: 4

Sources


Other sources:

An illustrated Guide To Modern Bombers, Bill Gunston, Salamander Books Ltd, 1968, page 66-69.