The US Air Force B-1B Lancer (Bone) was one of the highlights of EAA AirVenture 2018 airshow in Oshkosh, Winsconsin
The US Air Force B-1B Lancer, AKA the Bone, rockets into the air during the Wednesday night airshow at EAA AirVenture 2018 in Oshkosh, WI. The crew keeps the burners lit for an incredible spiral climb into the clouds before heading home!
Here is the amazing Video below
B-1B Lancer Night Afterburner Takeoff and Spiral Climb
Filmed on Jul. 26, the video below shows a B-1 Lancer bomber performing multiple high-speed passes in full afterburner and swept wings at dusk, during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 airshow, the World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration, running from Jul. 24 to 30 in Wisconsin.
Note the “condensation clouds” generated by the aircraft during the flybys: these are a quite common phenomenon during turns and high-G maneuvers when the angle of attack reduced the pressure on the wing’s upper surface bringing the water vapour contained in the air to the condensation temperature.
The footage, taken by Airailimages is truly epic as it lets you watch the high-speed in slow motion.
Information about Rockwell B-1 Lancer
The Rockwell B-1 Lancer is a supersonic variable-sweep wing, heavy bomber
The B-1 has a blended wing body configuration, with the variable-sweep wing, four turbofan engines, triangular fin control surfaces and cruciform tail.
The wings can sweep from 15 degrees to 67.5 degrees. Forward-swept wing settings are used for takeoff, landings and high-altitude maximum cruise. Aft-swept wing settings are used in high subsonic and supersonic flight.
The B-1’s variable-sweep wings and thrust-to-weight ratio provide it with improved takeoff performance, allowing it to use shorter runways than the previous bombers
Unlike the B-1A, the B-1B cannot reach Mach 2+ speeds; its maximum speed is Mach 1.25 but its low-level speed increased to Mach 0.92 .
In the last couple of years, the B-1s have been upgraded: cockpit modifications provide enhanced situational awareness to the aircrew and enable incorporation into the Link 16 network. This allows them to digitally communicate with the Combined Air Operations Center and other airborne and ground based weapons systems, the U.S. Air Force says.
“This B-1 that we’re bringing back to the fight is different than any other B-1 that has deployed here before,” Lt. Col. Timothy Griffith, 34th EBS commander, said whent he aircraft returned to the theater. “It’s the first time this upgraded aircraft is going to be employed in combat and we’re honored and humbled to lead the B-1 community back into the AOR. We have had an extremely focused and disciplined training program designed to ensure all our Airmen are trained and ready to employ the upgraded B-1 in combat.”