XB-70 Valkyrie

Video shows XB-70A Valkyrie Mach 3 strategic bomber doing an emergency landing

The XB-70A Valkyrie The XB-70A Valkyrie, built by the North American Aviation (NAA) Los Angeles Division for the US Air… Read More

8 months ago

The story of the Valkyrie crew that was able to safely land their XB-70A after both hydraulic systems failed preventing both sets of main gear from fully lowering

There was trouble with both sets of main gear of the XB-70A Valkyrie. On the left side, the gear had… Read More

12 months ago

Some of the Coolest Aircraft Ever Built were Featured at the Only Public Air Show in XB-70 Valkyrie History

Taken at Carswell AFB, Texas, in 1966 the cool photo in this post was taken during Combination Open House which… Read More

1 year ago

MiG-25 Vs F-15: Here’s why, although less advanced than the Eagle, the Foxbat was faster than the F-15

The design of the MiG-25 was directed entirely at achieving high speed and high altitude. Conceived to intercept the North… Read More

2 years ago

General Curtis LeMay wanted a bomber variant of the A-12 but the SR-71 Blackbird was developed instead

General Curtis LeMay needed Johnson to convert the A-12 variant of the Blackbird to an extended range deep penetration bomber… Read More

2 years ago

Impressive video shows USAF Museum XB-70 Valkyrie Mach 3 bomber being pushed outside for gallery redesign last October

On Oct. 6, 2020 the North American XB-70 Valkyrie was pushed outside for a day as part of a gallery… Read More

3 years ago

A quick look at the F-108 Rapier, the Mach 3 Interceptor capable to shoot down three bombers in five minutes of combat that never was

The F-108 Rapier main purpose was to climb to 81,000ft, reach Mach 3, and fly for up to 1,000 nautical… Read More

3 years ago

How Soviet Propaganda on MiG-25 led to the development of the F-15, the premier air superiority fighter of the 20th century

By reacting to Soviet propaganda rather than reality, the Americans built the premier air superiority fighter of the 20th century.… Read More

4 years ago

Valkyrie Down: the unsolved mysteries behind XB-70 AV2 Crash

Possibly Joe Walker was looking for a B-58A approaching at higher altitude while his F-104N (N813NA) inexplicably moved slightly closer… Read More

4 years ago

Serpentine Six Pack: A quick look at the General Electric YJ93, the engine that made the XB-70 the loudest aircraft of its time

Both XB-70s used six single-shaft General Electric YJ93-GE-3 turbojets, each developing 28,800lb thrust at sea level or 19,000lb in military… Read More

4 years ago

Impressive Video shows XB-70 Valkyrie Mach 3 Strategic Bomber Final Landing

The impressive video in this post shows the iconic XB-70 Valkyrie making its final landing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base… Read More

4 years ago

The Only Public Air Show in XB-70 Valkyrie History Featured some of the Coolest Aircraft Ever Built

Carswell AFB was to be the only airfield that XB-70 Valkyrie AV/2 would fly to and return before being destroyed… Read More

4 years ago

SR-71… or RS-71? How the legendary Blackbird got her designation

The tale said that President Johnson was supposed to name the Blackbird the "RS-71" and that he confused the letters,… Read More

5 years ago

Watch an XB-70 Valkyrie Mach 3 bomber doing an emergency landing

Bailing out and losing the XB-70 was quickly becoming the only option... XB-70 Valkyrie emergency landing. The B-70 Valkyrie, with… Read More

6 years ago

That time an XB-70A Valkyrie performed an emergency landing on “tip-toe”

There was trouble with both sets of main gear. On the left side, the gear had not fully lowered before… Read More

6 years ago