BAD TO THE B-ONE!

BAD TO THE B-ONE!

Academy’s all-new 1/144 B-1B Lancer does not disappoint, as Massimo Santarossa discovers.

B-1B

Rockwell’s B-1 Lancer had its origins back in the 1960s; at that time the concept of a high-altitude, high-speed bomber was negated by the introduction of surface-to-air missiles, as demonstrated by the shooting down of US pilot Francis Gary Powers’ Lockheed U-2 spy plane. What was desired was a low-level penetrator aircraft with the speed of the B-58 Hustler and the payload of the B-52 Stratofortress.

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