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A Look At The Fastest Bomber Ever Created, The XB-70 Valkyrie

February 01, 2016

Our U.S. Air Force is a really impressive branch. Since their creation as a separate branch of service, the Air Force has seen some of the most incredible achievements in aviation.


One of these marvels was the XB-70 Valkyrie, a B-70 nuclear-armed, deep-penetration strategic bomber capable of reaching Mach 3+ while flying at 70,000 feet (21,000 m), with velocity and altitude capabilities which would allow the evasion of interceptor aircraft. Created in the 1950’s, the B-70 program was later cancelled for a variety of reasons. Nonetheless, it was a truly impressive feat well ahead of its time.

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