Wednesday, November 13, 2013

North American Aviation XB-70 Valkyrie

The #1 XB-70A (62-0001) is viewed from above in cruise configuration with the wing tips drooped for improved controllability.

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The XB-70A, capable of flying three times the speed of sound, was the world's largest experimental aircraft in the 1960s. Two XB-70A aircraft were built. Ship #1 was flown by the NASA Flight Research Center (now NASA Dryden), Edwards, Calif., in a high-speed flight research program.

XB-70 Valkyrie

In this view the #1 XB-70A (62-0001) is in a level cruise flight mode at a relative high altitude judging from the darkness of the sky.

XB-70 Valkyrie

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