The Rockwell B-1B Lancer is an strategic swing-wing bomber aircraft. The succesor of the B-1A, whose development was cancelled in 1977 and revived under the Reagan administration, it failed in its task to entirely replace the B-52 Stratofortress bomber, managing to replace only the outdated B-52G variant and the F-111 Aardvark.
In Air Combat, the B-1B Lancer is an strategic bomber aircraft used by the coup d'état forces.
Three Lancers are featured in mission #08, "Destroy Enemy Staging Zone", where they are part of the rebel bomber formation threatening to raze Donet City. A fourth, lone B-1B is featured in mission #10, "Repel Enemy from Captured Port". The B-1s featured in the game, notably enough, appear to use the paint scheme of the prototype B-1A.
Ace Combat 2
In Ace Combat 2, the B-1 is a bomber aircraft operated by the Usean Rebel Force and Unified Command. Two URF Lancers appear as targets in mission #01, "Gambit". Four allied B-1s are featured in the seventh mission, "Sledgehammer", wherein they must be protected by the player as they bomb a rebel port.
Ace Combat 3
In Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere, two B-1C's appear in the japanese UPEO mission "Broken Truce" as GRDF units came to bombard the UPEO airfield. The B-1C seems to have a integrated COFFIN system and improved engines.
Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War
In Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War, the B-1B Lancer is a swing-wing bomber operated by the Yuktobanian Air Force. It is featured in mission #04, "First Flight", wherein several of them perform a bombing raid on Sand Island.
Ace Combat: Assault HorizonIn Ace Combat: Assault Horizon, the B-1B Lancer is an strategic bomber operated by Task Force 108. In Campaign mode, it is featured in mission #11, "Launch", wherein Janice Rehl and her copilot must infiltrate a radar-protected area in the Caucasus to stop New Russian Federation forces from launching ICBMs. It is one of the two available bombers for the mission, the other being the B-2A Spirit.
The Lancer, in gameplay, has better stats than the Spirit, although the former has a slightly lower defense value. As well, it carries 320 MUGBs and 218 GPBs, compared to the 264/180 payload of the B-2A. In gameplay, the Lancer is capable of engaging Air Strike Mode (ASM). It is available in capital conquest online once the frendly HQ has suffered major damage.
- Skin 1: Basic grey colour with USAF markings.
- Skin 2: Camouflage pattern with USAF markings.
Ace Combat Infinity
- The tail code DY is applied to the bombers of the 7th Bomb Wing (7 BW), Dyess Air Force Base.