Wednesday, November 13, 2013
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.
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.
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