XB-70 Valkyrie

The Convair WS-125A, the nuclear-powered bomber hybrid of B-58 and XB-70 that never was

The Convair WS-125A, the nuclear-powered bomber hybrid of B-58 and XB-70 that never was

The Convair WS-125A In October 1954, the USAF put out requirements for two supersonic bombers, the WS-110A and the WS-… Read More

3 weeks ago

Impressive video shows XB-70 Valkyrie Mach 3 bomber being pushed outside the USAF Museum for a bath

The iconic Valkyrie Filmed on May 28, 2024 at the National Museum of the US Air Force (NMUSAF), the impressive… Read More

2 months ago

XB-70 pilot recalls when his Valkyrie crashed after an F-104 chase plane collided with its vertical stabilizer

The XB-70 Valkyrie The futuristic XB-70 Valkyrie was originally conceived in the 1950s as a high-altitude, nuclear strike bomber that… Read More

2 months ago

The story of the Tupolev Tu-135 Mach 3 bomber, the Soviet XB-70 Valkyrie that never was

The XB-70 Valkyrie The futuristic XB-70 was originally conceived in the 1950s as a high-altitude, nuclear strike bomber that could… Read More

2 months ago

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

1 year 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

3 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

3 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

4 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