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XB-70 Valkyrie Worlds Fastest Bomber Aircraft USAF

XB-70 Valkyrie Worlds Fastest Bomber Aircraft USAF
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Uploaded: Jul 10, 2015
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The North American XB-70 Valkyrie is a supersonic research and strategic bomber aircraft from the United States manufactured by North American Aviation. The Valkyrie was built largely of stainless-steel honeycomb sandwich panels and titanium. It was said to be the world’s fastest bomber aircraft with a Mach of 3 achieved on October 14, 1956. The XB-70 Valkyrie made its maiden flight on September 21, 1964, retiring from service on the 4th of February 1969. There were 2 XB-70 Valkyrie produced for the United States Air Force and NASA. One prototype crashed after colliding in mid-air with a smaller jet aircraft in 1966 and the remaining Valkyrie bomber is in the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Ohio. Cost per unit was approx. 750 million USD.


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