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XB-70A Valkyrie
US Air Force Museum
Dayton, OH


XB-70

Sole surviving XB-70 Valkyrie on display at the US Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio. The Valkyrie was flown to the museum on February 4, 1969. She sat outside for many years until a new hangar was built in the late 1980s. She was moved from the Modern Flight gallery and into a R&D gallery when the third major hangar was completed in the late 1990s. The Valkyrie is such a large aircraft that it is all but impossible to photograph indoors.
XB-70
The photo above shows a close-up view of the nose of the Valkyrie. While the canard wing looks small compared to the rest of the aircraft, it is huge when compared in size to the A-10 Warthog that is displayed under the XB-70's fuselage. The photo below shows the business end of the Valkyrie. Known as the six-pack, each of the six GE J93 engines can produce 30,000 pounds of thrust.
XB-70

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