Ever seen what a jet engine can do?
Now you will:
Impressed? Well you should be. The B-1B’s blended wing/body configuration, variable-geometry design and turbofan engines combined to provide greater range and high speed — more than 900 mph (Mach 1.2) at sea level. Forward wing settings were used for takeoff, landing and high-altitude maximum cruise. Aft wing settings were used in high subsonic and supersonic flight, which also enhanced the aircraft’s maneuverability.
The B-1B employed forward-looking radar and terrain-following radar. It also had an indicator for moving ground targets. Its extremely accurate Global Positioning System/Inertial Navigation System, Doppler radar and a radar altimeter enabled aircrews to navigate accurately around the world without ground-based navigation aids.
Looking good, new engines. Let it glow.
Source: Armed With Science