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Quite a little known fact that in order to save money and meantime to demonstrate its proposal to Air Force Source Selection Board members, NAR has built full-scale B-1A '2D Mockup' (with a significant use of Kodak equipment).

Mock-up was completed just in 3 days.

Source: Kodak Studio Light magazine, 3-1972
 

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Continued. Note difference details between mock-op and actual B-1A, and dramatic liquid nitrogen shrink-frozen pivot unit pin installation photo (and pin's size)
 

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For lack of a better place to post it... here is a breakdown view of the Rockwell B-1A's materials, published in a 1977 issue of Aviation & Marine after cancellation of the program:
 

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