XB-70A

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

11 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

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

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

Convair Wanted to Transform the B-58 into a Supersonic Airliner. And to Store 5 Passengers in Hustler’s MB-1C Pod.

Although it did not propose a large SST of the size that Lockheed and North American were studying, Convair suggested… Read More

4 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

5 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

THE STORY OF THE  FUTURISTIC XB-70A VALKYRIE, THE MACH 3 STRATEGIC BOMBER THAT BECAME THE WORLD’S LARGEST EXPERIMENTAL AIRCRAFT

The XB-70 Valkyrie was the world's largest experimental aircraft and was used to collect in-flight information for use in the design… Read More

7 years ago

HERE’S AN INTERESTING PHOTO OF THE XB-70 VALKYRIE MACH 3 BOMBER WINDSCREEN ASSEMBLY IN SUPERSONIC FLIGHT CONFIGURATION

Originally designed as a Mach 3 bomber, the XB-70A Valkyrie never went into production and instead was used for flight… Read More

7 years ago