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What is the second plane from left, between the 757 and the B-2?

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Its a Rockwell B-1 Lancer a heavy bomber used by the USAF.

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  • $\begingroup$ Thanks, Dave! Wikipedia refers to the B-1 as a "variable-sweep wing" aircraft, which would mean that is definitely not a "blended wing body" aircraft, right? $\endgroup$ – CCC Sep 18 '18 at 22:32
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    $\begingroup$ @CCC being a variable-sweep wing does not exclude you from being a blended wing aircraft. I'd say the B-1 has " no clear dividing line between the wings and the main body of the craft. $\endgroup$ – Dave Sep 18 '18 at 22:44
  • $\begingroup$ Do you know what model specifically by any chance? $\endgroup$ – dalearn Sep 18 '18 at 23:57
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    $\begingroup$ @dalearn there is only one operational model of the B-1, the B-1B. The B-1A existed only as a few prototypes, which were painted in reflective white with a bright blue flash. $\endgroup$ – jwenting Sep 19 '18 at 5:27
  • $\begingroup$ @CCC: Look for a picture with the wings swept back in high-speed cruise configuration. You can definitely see much less of a clear delineation between wings and body, than in the wings swept-forward low-speed configuration. $\endgroup$ – Jörg W Mittag Sep 19 '18 at 20:41
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It is a B-1 bomber, also affectionately referred to as the "Bone".

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