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Valkyrie : North American's Mach 3 superbomber

Author: Dennis R Jenkins; Tony Landis
Publisher: North Branch, MN : Specialtypress, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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10x10, 350 b & w and 50 color photosPerhaps the ultimate expression of the Cold War, the B-70 was the largest aircraft to ever fly at Mach 3 and the fastest bomber ever developed. This book provides extensive coverage of some truly outrageous concepts originally proposed for the WS-110 competition, then chronicles the development and flight testing of the two XB-70A prototypes. Includes a description of the proposed  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dennis R Jenkins; Tony Landis
ISBN: 1580070728 9781580070720
OCLC Number: 54349648
Description: xi, 264 pages : illustrations ; 27 x 27 cm
Contents: Alvin S. White --
Fitzhugh L. "Fitz" Fulton, Jr. --
The Ultimate Bomber --
An Expensive Diversion --
The Atomic Powered Airplane --
Technical Voodoo --
High Hopes for WS-110A --
The Elusive Mach 3 Fighter --
XF-103 and XF-108 --
Another Diversion --
High-Energy Fuels --
Politics --
And Continued Restructuring --
The Flight Program --
Half A Million Pounds at Mach 3 --
1960s State-of-the-Art --
Construction and Systems --
No Apparent Threat --
Military Systems --
129 Flights of the Maidens. The Valkyrie Pilots --
A Pilot's Perspective --
Lessons for a Supersonic Transport --
Interesting Facts.
Responsibility: Dennis R. Jenkins and Tony R. Landis.
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10x10, 350 b & w and 50 color photosPerhaps the ultimate expression of the Cold War, the B-70 was the largest aircraft to ever fly at Mach 3 and the fastest bomber ever developed. This book provides extensive coverage of some truly outrageous concepts originally proposed for the WS-110 competition, then chronicles the development and flight testing of the two XB-70A prototypes. Includes a description of the proposed production B-70.

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