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NASA XB-70 Valkyrie AV-1 ~ 1/200

NASA XB-70 Valkyrie AV-1 ~ 1/200
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Price: $65.00
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Model: XB-70
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SCALE: 1/200
MANUFACTURER: Dragon Warbirds
PRODUCT: Moulded Plastic 
REGO: NASA 20001

The USA has produced a string of experimental aircraft that have tested the furthest limits of aerospace technology. XB-70 is one of these fascinating aircraft. Development of the XB-70 by North American Aviation commenced in the late 1950’s, and it was a prototype of the B-70 deep-penetration bomber that was supposed to enter the ranks of the USAF. The six- engine aircraft was to fly at Mach 3+ speeds armed with nuclear bombs at a maximum ceiling of 21,000m to avoid interceptors.


Interestingly, as advanced as the Valkyrie’s technology was, the introduction of high-altitude surface-to-air missiles (SAM) and i8ntercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) made the need for the B-70 redundant and the programme was cancelled in 1961. Nevertheless two XB-70 aircraft were built and flew from 1964 to 1969, although one was lost in a mid-air collision. 

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