XB-70 Valkyrie Special Edition CD

Price: $14.95

  • CD contains 4 magazines
  • All in Acrobat PDF format
  • Print a personal copy
  • Allow 1 week for US delivery

February 1986

  • XB-70 Valkyrie, The Triplesonic Twosome
  • Northrop’s XB-49 Flying Wing

November 1992

  • Test Flying the Triple-sonic XB-70 Starship
  • Night Carrier Landings, Toughest Challenge of them All!

June 2003

  • Bailout! Survival in the Sky, Bell X-2 and XB-70 Crashes
  • Lindbergh at War, 1944
  • High-G action in high-speed sled tracks

August 2005

  • XB-70 Rollout and First Flight
  • Date with the U-2 Dragon Lady
  • Golden Age of Aviation Ads

XB-70 Photos & Videos Included!

  • Almost 100 XB-70 photos and videos!

Bonus XB-70 Valkyrie Documents

  • XB-70 Flight Manual, 1964
  • Escape System, 1963
  • Aerodynamic Characteristics, 1980
  • Base Pressure 0.4 to 3.0 Mach, 1968
  • Cockpit Environmental Data, 1969
  • Exhaust Noise Ground Ops, 1971
  • Final Report Vol.II, 1972
  • Gas Generator Jet Thrust, 1970
  • Handling Qualities Landing, 1970
  • High Altitude Turbulence, 1971
  • Inlet Digital Simulation, 1970
  • Landing Approach Handling Qualities, 1970
  • Landing Loads, 1968
  • Lessons Applied to Supersonic Transport, 1968
  • Longitudinal Stability Six Flight Conditions, 1973
  • Mountain Wave Clear Air Turbulence, 1971
  • Sonic Boom Signature, 1992
  • Stability & Control, 1973
  • Summary Preliminary Data, 1965
  • Takeoff Performance Predictions, 1971
  • USAF Case Study, 1990

XB-70 Vital Statistics

xb70-diagramGeneral characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 189 ft 0 in (57.6 m)
  • Wingspan: 105 ft 0 in (32 m)
  • Height: 30 ft 0 in (9.1 m)
  • Wing area: 6,297 ft² (585 m²)
  • Airfoil: Hexagonal; 0.30 Hex modified root, 0.70 Hex modified tip
  • Empty weight: 253,600 lb (115,030 kg; operating empty weight)
  • Loaded weight: 534,700 lb (242,500 kg)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 542,000 lb (246,000 kg)
  • Powerplant: 6 × General Electric YJ93-GE-3 afterburning turbojet
  • Dry thrust: 19,900 lbf[73] (84 kN) each
  • Thrust with afterburner: 28,800 lbf[74] (128 kN) each
  • Internal fuel capacity: 300,000 lb (136,100 kg) or 46,745 US gallons (177,000 L)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: Mach 3.1 (2,056 mph, 3,309 km/h)
  • Cruise speed: Mach 3.0 (2,000 mph, 3,200 km/h)
  • Range: 3,725 nmi (4,288 mi, 6,900 km) on combat mission
  • Service ceiling: 77,350 ft (23,600 m)
  • Wing loading: 84.93 lb/ft² (414.7 kg/m²)
  • lift-to-drag: about 6 at Mach 2
  • Thrust/weight: 0.314

XB-70 Variants

  • XB-70A – Prototype of B-70. Two were built.
    • AV-1, NAA Model Number NA-278, USAF S/N 62-0001, completed 83 flights spanning 160 hours and 16 minutes.
    • AV-2, NAA Model Number NA-278, USAF S/N 62-0207, flew 46 times over 92 hours and 22 minutes, before it crashed in June 1966.
  • XB-70B – AV-3, NAA Model Number NA-274, USAF S/N 62-0208, was originally to be the first YB-70A in March 1961. This advanced prototype was canceled during early manufacture.
  • YB-70 – Planned preproduction version with improvements based on XB-70s.
  • B-70A – Planned bomber production version of Valkyrie.[6] A fleet of up to 65 operational bombers was planned.
  • RS-70 – Proposed reconnaissance-strike version with a crew of four and in-flight refueling capability.

XB-70 Valkyries On Static Display

Serial Number Aircraft Type City State Location Notes
62-0001 XB-70A Dayton OH US Air Force Museum Displayed indoors.
62-0207 XB-70A Crashed after mid-air collision June 8, 1966.
62-0208 XB-70B Cancelled and scraped before being finished.