Rockwell B-1B; SAC's Last Bomber

Don Logan (Photographer) Atglen, PA: Schiffer Military/Aviation History, 1995. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 255, [1] pages. Illustrated endpapers. Illustrations (many in color). Appendices. Glossary. Index. As a result of the revival of the B-1 as the B-1B by the Reagan administration, and the selection of Boeing as the contractor for the avionics integration, based on his previous B-1 experience, Don Logan was made the Lead Editor of the Flight and Weapon Delivery manual written by Boeing. In addition to the B-1, he had also developed the Flight Manual for the E-8A JOINT Stars aircraft, and the Flight/Weapon Delivery manuals for the Boeing Navigation and Weapon Delivery Systems which was installed in the RF-4V and F-4E. Don Logan's new book covers the complete history of the B-1 Lancer from its inception, through production, and operations with Strategic Air Command. Chapters include:The development and definition of requirements for a new strategic bomber to replace the B-52, from design beginning through contract selection and production of the four B-1A prototypes. Flight testing of the airframe and avionics, weapons integration testing, and follow-on testing of the avionics, weapons and ECM systems.Aircraft types used in support of B-1 research and development, and B-1 flight test.B-1A and B-1B Aircraft and Avionics systems description. B-1 Stores Management System and Weapons certifies for carriage by the B-1B. B-1 Aircraft Maintenance System. Brief history of the wings and squadrons flying the B-1B. Description of the modifications and updates to the aircraft since production. Tables are included which cover B-1 program milestones, communication and navigation equipment, aircraft specifications and performance, production number and serial number list, aircraft camouflage and paint schemes, and Aircraft name/nose art history. An individual history of each of the 104 B-1s manufactured, including photos of each configuration, paint scheme, and nose art to have appeared on the aircraft. Condition: Very good / Very good.

Keywords: B-1 Bomber, Rockwell, Flight Test, Simulators, Trainers, Avionics, Aircraft Maintenance, Weapons Release, Proud Shield, Bold Crusade, Nuclear Weapons, Operational Support, Operational Accidents, Modifications

ISBN: 0887406661

[Book #87308]

Price: $175.00

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