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#AA-4007   1/144 scale  North American XB-70 Valkyrie  Awesome great white

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Model Kit Contents (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features

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96 resin parts +

Clear resin canopies, decal

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Span 222 mm

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Length 406 mm

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Unit price: US$92

Shipping charge: US$16

Each model kit contents 1 sheet of decal. Extra  decals can also be ordered.

Extra decal

US$2.00

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Aircraft History and Specification

In 1955, the USAF issued requirement for a strategic bomber with the B-52's range/payload and the B-58's supersonic speed to replace these bombers by 1965. Competition between Boeing and North American for the contract occurred during the design phase. In 1958, the North American's exotic design was chosen and a development contract for three prototypes, XB-70 was awarded. At the same time North American was also developing the proposed XF-108 supersonic interceptor intended to escort the B-70. In 1960, the U-2 spy-plane was shot down over Soviet territory. The USAF shifted quickly away from high-altitude supersonic bombing. In 1961, with a growing of ICBM force which were more cost effective, President Kennedy announced that the B-70 program was cancelled. The two prototypes were changed to research only. The first XB-70 made its initial flight in 1964, and achieved Mach 3 flight in 1965. The second airplane first flew in 1965, but on June 8, 1966, it crashed following a mid-air collision. The first airplane continued in its research program until flown to the museum in 1969.

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Long-range strategic heavy bomber

To be the replacement for the B-52 and the B-58

105ft.

192ft.2in.

30ft.9in.

6x General Electric YJ-93-3 turbojet engine

2056 mph

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XGM-87A Air-to-surface missile

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Model References

The North American XB-70 package contents secret kits of three 1/144 North American Aviation aircrafts as bonus:

The North American XB-70 is suitable to group with the following collection series.

Post war U.S.A.F. bomber

Convair B-36 Peacemaker

Douglas XB-42 (XA-42) Mixmaster

Douglas XB-43 Jetmaster

Boeing XB-44 (B-29D) Superfortress

North American B-45 Tornado

Convair XB-46

Boeing B-47 Startojet

Martin XB-48

Northrop YB-49 Flying Wing

Boeing B-50 Superfortress

Martin XB-51 (XA-45)

Boeing B-52 Startofortress

Convair XB-53 (XA-44)

Boeing XB-54 (B-50C)

Boeing XB-55

Boeing XB-56 (B-47C)

Martin B-57 Canberra

Convair B-58 Hustler

Boeing XB-59

Convair YB-60

Martin B-61A (TM-61) Matador

Northrop XB-62 (SM-62) Snark

Boeing B-63 (GAM-63) Rascal

North American XB-64 (SM-64) Navaho

Convair XB-65 (SM-65 / X-11 / X-12) Altas

Douglas B-66 (A-3) Destroyer

Radioplane XB-67 (GAM-67) Crossbow

Martin XB-68 (SM-68) Titan

Lockheed RB-69A (P2V-7U / SP-2H) Neptune

North American XB-70 Valkryie

Lockheed XB-71 (SR-71 / A-11 / YF-12A) Blackbird

XB-70 test flight chasing airplane

Convair B-58 Hustler

Lockheed F-104 Starfighter

McDonnell F-4 Phantom

Northrop T-38 Talon

Northrop F-5 Freedom Fighter

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Post war U.S. experimental aircraft