Warner Robbins in Houston County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Boeing B-1B Lancer
Museum of Aviaton
— Aircraft Collection —
The B-1B’s blended wing/body configuration, variable-geometry design, and turbofan engines continue to provide great range and high speed, more than 900 mph at sea level. Forward wing settings are used for takeoff, landings, and high-altitude maximum cruise. Swept wing settings are used in high subsonic and supersonic flight and also enhance the B-1B’s maneuverability.
Though officially named Lancer, the B-B1B is more commonly called the Bone (from B-one). The Bone has three internal bays capable of carrying a variety of weapons, including up to 84 500-lb Mk 82 general-purpose bombs or 24 2,000-pound GBU-31 Joint Direct Attack Munitions.
Specifications & Performance
Wings Swept 79 ft.
Wings-forward 137 ft.
Max Speed 900+ mph
Length 146 ft.
Service Ceiling More than 30,000 ft.
Height 34 ft.
Thrust 30,000-plus lbs./each engine, with
Engines (4) General Electric F101-GE-102 turbofan engines
Georgia Air National Guard 116th Bomb Wing
B-1Bs arrived at Robins Air Force Base in 1996, when the Air National Guard's 116th Bomb Wing (BW) relocated from Dobbins AirReserve Base, Georgia, to Robins. The 116th was one of two Air National Guard units to operate the B-1B. The B-B1s left Robins. The 116th BW merged with the 93rd Air Control Wing (ACW), an active-duty unit, to become the 116 ACW. Operating the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) aircraft, the 116 ACW blends Guard and active-duty Airmen into a single unit.
Erected by Museum of Aviaton.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space.
Location. 32° 35.507′ N, 83° 35.302′ W. Marker is in Warner Robbins, Georgia, in Houston County. Marker is on Heritage Boulevard 0.1 miles east of Oak Avenue (U.S. 129), on the right when traveling north. The marker is located on the grounds of the Museum of Aviation at Robins Air Force Base. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1942 Heritage Blvd, Warner Robins GA 31098, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Medal of Honor (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct POW/MIA Memorial (about 300 feet away); 19th Air Refueling Wing Monument (about 300 feet away); Flint Electric Membership Corporation (approx. 2.2 miles away); Arthur Fort, 1750-1833 (approx. 6 miles away); Second Atlanta International Pop Festival (approx. 8.8 miles away); Tarversville (approx. 9.3 miles away); Marion (approx. 10 miles away).
Also see . . . Mueum of Aviation, Robins AFB. A U.S. Air Force Museum - Home of the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame (Submitted on November 13, 2013.)
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