The Rockwell B-1B 'Lancer'™, affectionately known as the 'Bone'™ to its crews, is a key element of the American Strategic Long Range bomber fleet. The aircraft, while not technically stealth-capable, is designed to present only a fraction of the radar profile of earlier large bomber types and incorporates extremely advanced navigation, weapons, and avionics systems. Its swing wing technology, combined with four 30,000-lb thrust turbofan engines, creates a beautiful, fast, and instantly recognisable package.
The development of this successor to the B-52™ began in the early 1960's and resulted in a contract being awarded to Rockwell in 1970. The B-1A™ first flew in 1974 but only 3 prototypes were built. 1981 saw an order placed for a fleet of 100 B-1Bs™, the last of which were delivered in the early 1990's.
**Note – this aircraft does not feature a 2D panel
Native FSX model with all FSX features
Authentic virtual cockpit with animations and mousable controls
Many custom interior and exterior animations including automatic wing sweep on load-up
Opening bomb bays with various era-specific payloads
Animated afterburner cans with realistic flame effects
Night lighting textures and effects inside and out
High-fidelity sounds set from Turbine Sound Studios
Custom afterburner rumble sound
Many simulated cockpit systems, including the VSD
Researched and authentic flight dynamics
37-page PDF illustrated user manual in .pdf format
OS: Windows® XP Service Pack 2 or later
Processor: 2.0 Ghz or higher (single core)
Memory: 2 MB RAM
Graphics: DirectX®9 compliant video card or greater, 256 MB video RAM or higher, Shader Model 1.1 or higher (Laptop versions of these chipsets may work but are not supported. Updates to your video and sound card drivers may be required)
DirectX: Version 9.0c
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Sound Card: Direct X 9.0c compatible
Additional Notes: Broadband internet connection required for multiplayer features
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