- Sep 4, 2006
- Torrington, CT United States
- 2005 Gr Cherokee, dealer demo
I seriously dont believe the B1-R will make it off the blue pages, iirc the DOD or USAF wanted a new bomber in the next decade that can also do the job of the AC-130 ie similar airframe
I don't know it just seems like a relatively easy upgrade especially with a good chunk of the F-22s being canceled.
Everything I know about START and the B-1B is that the B-1B lost its nuclear capability it can still use its external hardpoints just not for nuclear cruise missiles and can't carry any other nuclear weapons. There is some contradictory information online about that though. It has been a long time since I read START so maybe I am remembering it wrong. Conventional weapons on hardpoints should be fine just no nuclear ones. Air to Air weapons should also be fine which is what I guess the B-1R is supposed to use.