At the recent Joint Base Lewis-McChord Air Expo, there was a B-1B on display and also one that did a short demonstration. These bad boys carry the rotary launch system and have swing wings. This is as close as I have ever come to a B-1. I actually touched it.
Here you can see how the wing fold into the fuselage.
Here you can see the rotary launcher.
and here you can see the countermeasures. Those lumps on the tail shoot flares and chaff.
I have more photos that I will likely be posting here.
This Blog is meant to fill a niche that is currenty empty. There are no sites devoted to Wreckchasing in Washington State. Here I discuss and describe local aviation accidents and other aviation related subjects. I use accident reports, local witnesses, and whatever else is available to me as resources. I am a History teacher and am working on the last of my graduate degree in History. I will also talk about specific aircraft, ships or other military and history subjects. Please comment if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions. My first post goes into more detail.