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(The Drive)   The Mach 3+ B-70 Valkyrie was an extraordinary concept just as a bomber. Here are all the proposals to also have it do reconnaissance, aerial refueling, supersonic transport, ballistic missile launches, and manned space mission launches   (thedrive.com) divider line
    More: Cool, SR-71 Blackbird, XB-70 Valkyrie, North American Aviation, United States Air Force, advanced military aircraft, variants of the B-70, aircraft engineers of the time, Air Force historians  
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2020-11-25 9:21:21 AM  
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Polish Hussar: Ginnungagap42: NASA was going to use Vehicle #2 as a test platform, but it crashed during an infamous photo-op for General Electric.

Yeah, but what a photo!

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/An F-104 shouldn't have been flying that close to anything.


The F-4 shouldn't be flying at all, but it's proof that with big enough engines, you can get a brick to fly.
 
2020-11-25 9:20:06 AM  
6 votes:

Polish Hussar: Ginnungagap42: NASA was going to use Vehicle #2 as a test platform, but it crashed during an infamous photo-op for General Electric.

Yeah, but what a photo!

[Fark user image 593x480]

/An F-104 shouldn't have been flying that close to anything.


FTFY.
 
2020-11-25 10:53:17 AM  
4 votes:

Ginnungagap42: Altimus Prime: cocozilla: [Fark user image 850x564]

What's the white one with the twin tails and red stripe along the far left wall?  That looks like some sort of hypersonic design?

Also North American Aviation. X-10.

https://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Visi​t/Museum-Exhibits/Fact-Sheets/Display/​Article/195756/north-american-x-10/


Shakes tiny fists at a hypersonic velocity....
 
2020-11-25 8:57:11 AM  
3 votes:
It also sliced, diced, and julienned.
 
2020-11-25 11:15:08 AM  
2 votes:

dittybopper: It also sliced, diced, and julienned.


How does work with bass?
 
2020-11-25 3:22:01 PM  
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2020-11-25 2:25:18 PM  
1 vote:

Alien Robot: Ginnungagap42:

Did they forget to put in a bomb bay? You can't put them into the fuselage, that's where the six engines are. The wings are too thin. The front has the cockpit. Bombs dropped from behind the cockpit would get sucked into the engines. For a bomber it doesn't seem to have a place for many bombs.


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2020-11-25 7:48:51 AM  
1 vote:
Paging budawold to the XB-70 thread. Budawold, please report to the big white bomber courtesy thread.
 
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