The Sniper targeting pod-equipped B-1B Lancer has been an incredibly effective weapon system when it comes to dropping ordnance on ISIS fighters and their interests in Iraq and Syria. Now, after a record-setting deployment, the “Bones” have left the Middle East, at least for now.
We know aerial refueling is no easy task. Sometimes the larger the customer, the bigger struggle it can be, but this B-1 on an ISIS bombing sortie reminds us just how touchy this routine practice is.
When one Twitter user wrote that they were cowering in a Syrian pepper field, waiting out the weapons of ISIS while an American B-1B Lancer lobbed crushing explosives at them from the sky, they weren't kidding. Here's video of that very B-1 doing its thing over the town of Kobane.
Pod racer engine? Nope. It's a B-1B Lancer F-101 turbofan engine testing earlier this month at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D. The B-1 has four F-101 engines, each capable of providing more than 30,000 pounds of thrust with afterburner.
What happens when newly-monied Russians design a super car? You get the successor to the first Russian super car, the B1. It's the Marussia B2 and it's got looks to shame a Ferrari Enzo and, supposedly, a 420HP Cosworth mill.