Shown Here Landing At The End Of Edwards 15 , 000 Foot Main Runway , The North A ...
Stockphoto ID: 684544
File name: xb70-1_300-LOW.jpg
Format: digital, 3000+ pixels longest side
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Description: shown here landing at the end of edwards 15 , 000 foot main runway , the north american xb 70 valkyrie was designed to be a high altitude bomber capable of flying for several hours at triple sonic speeds powered by six 30 , 000 pound thrust general electric yj93 engines , the large canard configured aircraft utilized the phenomenon of compression lift to ride its own shockwave for sustained flight at about 2 , 000 mph the threat of improved high altitude antiaircraft missiles ended the xb 70s bomber role , but the two prototype aircraft were used for aerodynamic research until 1969 some color breakdown