The B-1B Lancer is an impressive aircraft by anyone’s measurement. Built by Rockwell International, the four-engine supersonic bomber is capable of speeds of Mach 1.25. This important US Air Force (USAF) asset also features variable-sweep wings. The “Bone” entered USAF service in 1986, with 100 aircraft rolling off the production line up till the final one in 1988.
Dragon Warbirds’ newest 1/400 scale die-cast model is equally impressive. It’s finished in the markings of the 28th Bomb Wing (28 BW), a formation based at Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota. 28 BW is one of only two B-1B strategic bomber wings in the USAF, the other being 7 BW. The plane stands out with its two-tone green camouflage scheme, the first time Warbirds has offered a B-1B in these colors. Meanwhile, an emblem and the name “Pride of South Dakota” is painted on the fuselage sides. The wings of the highly accurate bomber model are positioned in their unswept position, giving this exciting item yet another unique flourish.
- Fully detailed 1/400 USAF B-1B Lancer