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US Air Force B-1 Lancer

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The B-1 'Lancer' is a supersonic bomber that has been in use with the USAF since the 1980s. This sleek looking bomber with its variable-sweep wings has been used in operations from the First Gulf War right up to modern conflicts across the world.

It is capable of speeds of up to Mach 1.25, powered by its massive General Electric F101 engines. The aircraft joining us at the Air Tattoo 2018 will be from the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base.

“It was an epic spectacle, as magical as anything you've ever seen in the West End, and as loud as anything you've ever heard at Knebworth.”

Jeremy Clarkson, Television Presenter

“All the thrills, excitement and noise of a Grand Prix, but in the air!”

Jenson Button, Former Formula 1 Racing Driver

“Probably the most complete air show I’ve ever been to!”

Al Worden, Apollo 15 Astronaut

“This is THE best airshow!”

Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 Astronaut

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