National Air and Space Museum Archives

North American XB-70-1

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.1996.0059
Creators:
North American Aviation, Inc.
Dates:
1970
Languages:
English
.
Physical Description:
0.36 Cubic feet
(1 letter document box)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of drawings and reports relating to XB-70 Wind Tunnel Model, 1970.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The XB-70 was conceived in 1954 as a subsonic bomber capable of short supersonic dashes. In December of 1957, North American won a competition with Boeing for development of the new bomber. The government decided to build only two of this aircraft, and they were to be used purely for high-speed research. During the testing program, the second Valkyrie was lost in a midair collision. The first Valkyrie was then re-instrumented and served as a flying laboratory for the American Supersonic Transport program and in 1969 it was delivered to the US Air Force Museum.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Found in collection, unknown, unknown, 1996-0059, unknown

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
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Conditions Governing Use
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests

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Aircraft industry -- United States Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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