"The Leader of the Pack" is back! MotoArt presents the Second Edition of our Rockwell B-1B Lancer PlaneTags, created from the original skins of 82-0001, the very first B-1B ever produced. After the launch of the first series of 1,000 B-1B PlaneTags in 2017, additional sections of the aircraft surfaced. We were fortunate to secure enough material for this Second Edition.
The B-1 Lancer is a USAF supersonic, variable-sweep wing heavy bomber that first flew in December 1974. After the B-1 program was canceled in 1977, it was revived by President Ronald Reagan and the B-1B was born in October 1984. Using its variable-sweep wings, the B-1 employs the forward-wing setting during takeoff, landing, aerial refueling, and some high-altitude weapon drops. Aft-wing sweep is the main combat configuration, typically used during high subsonic and supersonic flight. Since then, the B-1 has continually evolved to meet the demands of its role as a strategic nuclear deterrent and combat proven warplane, remaining in service with the Air Force Global Strike Command until the arrival of the B-21.
OUR PLANE'S STORY
82-0001, christened “Leader of the Fleet," was the first B-1B out of 100 that came off the production line. Assembled using airframe parts from the planned fifth B-1A, it rolled out on September 4, 1984 and took its first flight on October 18, 1984. ‘0001 flew 138 test missions over a total of 617 hours, before beginning the next part of its mission as a weapons-loading trainer in August 1988. It was dismantled in May 1995 to comply with the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty. Parts of the airframe were used for JP-8 fire propagation testing at Wright-Patterson AFB, while MotoArt was lucky to acquire material to create PlaneTags.
Don’t miss this second edition of the best selling Rockwell B-1B Lancer PlaneTags! The B-1B remains in service with the USAF and under Homeland Security restrictions, making this material nearly impossible to come by. Add B-1B Lancer PlaneTags to your collection or give as a gift that will never be forgotten.
B-1B BOMBER-# 82-0001
Empty weight:192,000 lbs
Wing Span:137 ft
Length: 146 ft
Height: 34 ft
Max Takeoff:477,000 lbs
Max Speed:Mach 1.25
Rate of Climb:5,678 ft/min
Engine:General Electric F101-GE-102
Perfect Aviation Gift
Authentic - made from actual retired aircraft fuselage, not merely stamped metal.
Unique - each PlaneTag bears the color, thickness, and wear and tear from the portion of the fuselage from which it was cut and it is therefore rare to create two identical PlaneTags.
Collectible - each one is numbered in a limited edition and comes attached to a display card.
Versatile - comes with a durable metal ring, strong enough to attach to luggage or keys or display.
Don’t let these bombers get away, like our sold out B-29 and B-17G. Add these to your collection before they are gone.
PlaneTags are made from actual retired aircraft fuselage, not merely stamped metal. Because PlaneTags are made from real fuselage, each PlaneTag bears the color, thickness, and wear and tear from the portion of the fuselage from which it was cut and it is therefore rare to create two identical PlaneTags. These variations and imperfections are not product flaws. They are part of the beauty of PlaneTags. As a result, you will not have an option to select the color of your PlaneTag. The images on this website are provided for reference only and should not be used as the sole basis for choosing a particular PlaneTag.
Caution: Not recommended for children under 8 years of age. This product contains chemical-based paint which may cause respiratory irritation if ingested or inhaled in large quantities. Keep out of mouth.