Proposed Cannon Would Turn the B-1 Bomber into a Gunship. The B-1B Lancer bomber already carries more weapons than any of its counterparts. But officials are exploring the possibility of adding a cannon to its arsenal.

The company is exploring the possibility of mounting different types of weapons. “A weapon may include or correspond to a machine gun, a chain gun, a cannon, an autocannon, a rail gun, a projectile firing device, or a laser weapon,” the patent states. – YouTube

Boeing has been granted a patent for such a weapon. See it HERE

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Air Force B-1B Lancer bomber separates from the boom pod after receiving fuel from a KC-10 Extender
B-1 being refueled by a 135