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Tag: XB-70A

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 a planned cruise speed of Mach 3 and operating altitude of 70,000 feet, was to be the ultimate high-altitude, high-speed manned strategic bomber. Events, however, would cause it to play a far different role in the history of aviation. By the early...
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 rotating to meet the direction of travel, leaving the rear wheels higher, rather than lower, than the front set of wheels... The futuristic XB-70A was originally conceived in the 1950s as a high-altitude, nuclear strike bomber that could fly at Mach...
The XB-70 Valkyrie was the world's largest experimental aircraft and was used to collect in-flight information for use in the design of future supersonic aircraft, military and civilian The futuristic XB-70A Valkyrie was originally conceived in the 1950s as a high-altitude, nuclear strike bomber that could fly at Mach 3 (three times the speed of sound) - any potential enemy would...
Originally designed as a Mach 3 bomber, the XB-70A Valkyrie never went into production and instead was used for flight research The interesting image in this post is is a close-up photo of an XB-70A taken from a chase plane. The XB-70 had a movable windshield and ramp. These were raised during supersonic flight to reduce drag. When the pilot was...

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