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North American XB-70A Valkyrie

Author: Dennis R Jenkins; Tony Landis
Publisher: North Branch, MN : Specialty Press, ©2002.
Series: Warbird tech series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"The North American XB-70 Valkyrie was an attempt to build the ultimate offensive weapon for the Cold War--a heavy bomber capable of flying at Mach 3 and reaching targets deep inside the Soviet Union. The aircraft that emerged to satisfy the requirement was one of the most graceful large aircraft ever to fly, and one that looked every bit as fast on the ground as it was in the air--over 2,000 mph at high altitude.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dennis R Jenkins; Tony Landis
ISBN: 1580070566 9781580070560
OCLC Number: 49888617
Description: 104 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm.
Contents: Antecedents : prelude to weapons system 110A --
Two air vehicles : and continued restructuring --
Flight test : a sheep in wolf's clothing --
The ride to Valhalla : the awesome White Maidens --
The details : advanced state-of-the-art --
Appendix A. Flight log : the 129 flights of the Maidens --
Appendix B. Pilot's perspective : flight test summary report --
Appendix C. Alkylborane : high energy fuels --
Appendix D. Significant dates : key dates in the history of the XB-70A Valkyrie.
Series Title: Warbird tech series.
Other Titles: XB-70A Valkyrie
Responsibility: by Dennis R. Jenkins and Tony Landis.
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"The North American XB-70 Valkyrie was an attempt to build the ultimate offensive weapon for the Cold War--a heavy bomber capable of flying at Mach 3 and reaching targets deep inside the Soviet Union. The aircraft that emerged to satisfy the requirement was one of the most graceful large aircraft ever to fly, and one that looked every bit as fast on the ground as it was in the air--over 2,000 mph at high altitude. It was years ahead of its time. But politics and changing requirements ultimately doomed the Valkyrie program to only two aircraft. Neither was a true prototype of a weapons system, and instead was used to test the concept of such a large aircraft flying so fast."--Publisher description.

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