The USAF operates 66 Rockwell B-1B Lancer aka “Bone” long-range heavy bombers that first entered operational service on October 1st, 1986 (the last was delivered on May 2nd, 1988. Originally 100 were procured). Aviation Nation 2014 at Nellis AFB, Nevada had one static B-1B to take a close look at and out on the operational flight line were a number of B-1B’s ready for action. On the second day of the air show a couple took off on a training mission.
The big swing-wing Lancer is an impressive sight on the ground. Even more so in flight. Seeing and hearing the raw power of those four Mach 1.2 capable General Electric F101-GE-102 turbofan engines with 30,000-plus pounds of afterburner thrust roaring on take-off is awesome to say the least!