After years of discussions, the B-1B was introduced in the USAF in 1988.
After the project was cancelled by President Carter in June 1977, the Reagan administration decided in October 1981 to build a fleet of 100 B1-B’s for 28 billion Dollar.
Fitted with a “swept-wing” construction the B-1B is capable to perform attacks at low altitudes with speeds up to 960 Kph.
|Developing Nation:||United States|
|First Flight(s):||December 23rd 1974|
|First operational:||March 1988|
|Wing Span:||41,67m spread, and 23,84m swept.|
|Weight empty:||87091 kg|
|Weight Max. Load:||maximum take-off 216367 kg|
|Engines:||four General Electric F101-GE-102|
|Max. Speed:||1328 km/h|
|Max. Height:||service ceiling 15240 m|
|Max. Range:||12000 km|
|Fuel and Load:||internal fuel 88452 kg
Maximum ordnance 34020 kg internally
And 26762 kg externally
|Weapons:||AGM-69A SRAM-A (short-range attack missile)
AGM-86B ALCM?? (air-launched cruise missile)
B61 or B83 nuclear bombs
|October 7, 2001 Afghanistan, Enduring Freedom.Air-to-ground strikes against Osama bin Laden’s Al-Quaida and the Taliban with cruise missiles.|
|The B-1B is only in use by the United States Air Force.|
Combat Service and Awards
The B-1B has been distinguished by the following combat activity and awards:
- Combat operations including Desert Fox (Iraq, 1998), Allied Force (Kosovo, 1999), Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan, 2001+), Iraqi Freedom (2003+)
- A very high ratio of precision guided munitions dropped per combat sortie — from a maximum ratio of 1% of sorties delivering 22% of the guided weapons in Iraqi Freedom (1:22) to a minimum ratio of 5% of sorties delivering 70% of the JDAM weapons in Afghanistan (5:70)
- 100 world records for speed, payload, and distance
The KAI T-50 Golden Eagle is a supersonic advanced jet trainer being developed by KAI for the ROKAF. Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, the principal subcontractor to KAI, is providing technical expertise in all aspects of the program and is responsible for developing the T-50 avionics system, flight control system and wings.
T-50 Full Scale Development program began in 1997 and will continue through 2005.The T-50 will have the maneuverability, endurance and advanced systems to prepare future pilots to fly current and next-generation fighters like advanced F-16s, the F-22 and the Joint Strike Fighter. These same characteristics give it an excellent capability as a lead-in fighter trainer and potential light-combat aircraft in many air forces.
* only A-50 attack version.
South-Korea Government 6 prototypes
South-Korea 50 T-50 and 44 A-50
The CAP 232 is designed by Auguste Mudry. After Mudry’s bankruptcy in 1996, Akrotech Europe took over the CAP series in May 1997, and in January 1999 changed name to CAP Aviation. The CAP 232 is a single-seat monoplane constructed entirely of timber and is distinguishable by its low wing and rakish vertical fin and rudder.
|Manufacturer/designer:||CAP Aviation / Auguste Mudry.|
|Production line:||Darois, France.|
|Type aircraft:||unlimited aerobatic competition light aircraft.|
|First flight:||April 1996.|
|Wing span||8,08 m.|
|Wing area:||9,9 m².|
|Fuselage length:||6,75 m.|
|Engines:||one Textron Lycoming AEIO-540-L1B5 flat six rated 224 kW.|
|Propeller:||three or four blade constant speed Mühlbauer propeller.|
|Weight:||empty: 585 Kg.|
|Max. take off weight:||816 Kg.|
|Cruise speed:||322 km/h.|
|Max. speed:||350 km/h.|
|Max rate of roll:||420°/sec.|
|Range:||max. range 1.200 km.|
|Performance:||max. rate of climb at sea level 18 m per sec.|
|Red Bull Air Race Pilots Flying This Aircraft:||Nicolas Ivanoff in 2005.|
|Mike Goulian in 2004.|