US Air Force Retires 17 B-1B Bombers Written 27 September 2021


B-1B in-flight with wings swept fully forward. | USAF; Wikipedia; Public Domain

Air Force Times reported that the US Air Force “finished retiring 17 B-1B Lancer bombers this week, its first step toward divesting the entire fleet within the next two decades.” The US Air Force announced Friday that the 17 bombers left Edwards Air Force Base on Thursday for the aviation graveyard at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. Of the original 100 B-1Bs, 45 are still operational “and are housed at Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota, and Dyess AFB, Texas.”
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