The Supersonic BONE
A Development and Operational History of the B-1 Bomber
Imprint: Pen and Sword Aviation
392 Pages, 6.7 x 9.6 in, 300 color illustrations
- March 2022
- In Stock
After the Cold War, the B-1B lost its primary nuclear mission but remained relevant by transforming into a high-speed, long-range, high-payload delivery platform for conventional precision-guided munitions. The first combat use of the B-1B was in 1998 in Iraq. The BONE has proved a highly effective combat aircraft in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria and the former Yugoslavia.
This superbly researched and illustrated book traces the BONE’s long development and operational history in fascinating detail.
"Every once in a while, we come across a must-read book. This is one of them. It is a great reference for historians, pilots, engineers, and even policy makers. Both the writing and photos are excellent." ~Air & Space Power History
"This profusely illustrated and thoroughly researched book conveys a wealth of information and should be required reading for policymakers, contractors and crew." ~Aviation History Magazine
"The operational history of use in the Middle East and Afghanistan proved interesting." ~Historical Miniatures Gaming Society
"A fascinating account of the extraordinary successor to the B-52 Stratofortress bomber, the B-1." ~Books Monthly
"...the high number of high quality images should allow the modeller to find good quality images of any specific detail being sought." ~Aeroscale
"This is a well-written, immaculately researched book. In hardback, it will grace military libraries for decades to come, and on Kindle, it will interest a wide range of aviation, capability development and US military enthusiasts." ~Army Rumour Service
"This superbly researched and illustrated book traces the BONE’s long development and operational history in fascinating detail." ~Scale Modeling Now
"The author is to be commended for the logical and detailed format of the book. The extent of his research is quite evident and it is simply a book you cannot put down. It has the perfect mix of technical descriptions with personal accounts that combine to make it an enjoyable read." ~Aviation Enthusiast Book Club