Aircraft Photo of 62-0001 / 20001 | North American XB-70A Valkyrie | USA - Air Force | #1394
Registration / Serial:62-0001
Alternate Serial:20001
Aircraft Original Type:North American XB-70 Valkyrie
Aircraft Generic Type:North American XB-70 Valkyrie
Aircraft Version:North American XB-70A Valkyrie
C/n (msn):278-1
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFBMap
Region / Country:Ohio, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: KDWF   IATA: -   Local: DWF   Other: -
Collection:United States Air Force Museum
Photo Date:August 1973
Photo by:Richard Vandervord
Photo ID: 1394
Photo Comment

The proposed fleet of B-70 deep penetration nuclear bombers was cancelled in 1961 due to high costs and the introduction of ICBMs, but two prototypes of this awesome six-engined Mach 3 beauty were used in supersonic test flights from 1964 to 1969. One crashed following a midair collision with an F-104 while filming in 1966, the other became an outstanding exhibit at the USAFM, arriving on 4.2.69. One of the most memorable sights of my first visit to the USA

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