The Rockwell B-1 Lancer is a supersonic variable-sweep wing, heavy aircraft used by the United States Air Force (USAF). It is commonly called the "Bone" (from "B-One"). The USAF had 66 B-1Bs in service as of September 2012. The B-1B is expected to continue to serve into the 2030s, with the Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider to begin replacing the B-1B after 2025. The B-1s currently in inventory will reach the end of their service lives by 2045. Man, I love this aircraft so much. It has got to be my favorite. Such smooth, rounded lines but yet so menacing, especially from a frontal view of it. Back in the late 80s when I was in the army and stationed out at Fort Bliss, my unit was going through certification and we were doing some field training that involved some flyovers from an array of air force and naval aircraft. One day, much to my shock and awe, this was one of the aircraft that blessed us with a couple simulated bombing runs. It came over low and slow and I stopped everything I was doing and supposed to be doing to just ogle at this thing of sheer beauty. I sure as hell must have felt like how these chicks feel about Idris Elba and I must not have been the only one because our First Sergeant seemed frustrated, as he kept yelling and screaming at us at the top of his lungs to (pretend) fire our weapons at the thing but I absolutely refused. Ain't no way in hell I was gonna (pretend) fire a single round at my wife! He must been out of his freakin' mind! I would taken any of a plethora of charges for her, "dereliction of duty" included.