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1950s high-altitude bomber, the XB-70 Valkyrie

1950s high-altitude bomber, the XB-70 Valkyrie

Conceived for the Strategic Air Command in the 1950s as a high-altitude waveriding bomber that could fly three times the speed of sound

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Guest: (3201 days ago)
Well, with nukes you don't need to "hit" the target. Close is usually good enough.
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Well, with nukes you don't need to "hit" the target. Close is usually good enough.
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Ace7 Ace7 (3201 days ago)
Unfortunately it was built 50 years before smart bombs so at high altitude it could never hit a target. Hence probably the first time you have seen one.
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Unfortunately it was built 50 years before smart bombs so at high altitude it could never hit a target. Hence probably the first time you have seen one.
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Guest: (3201 days ago)
Next you'll be telling us the SR71 didnt exist!
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Next you'll be telling us the SR71 didnt exist!
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Guest: Rick (3125 days ago)
There's no way this video is real. Nobody played guitar in that style during the 50s. (:
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There's no way this video is real. Nobody played guitar in that style during the 50s. (:
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Guest: kriox (3125 days ago)
That's Joe Satriani playing. He was about 13 when this plane was retired =)
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That's Joe Satriani playing. He was about 13 when this plane was retired =)
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Guest: Drew (3125 days ago)
Latest comment: I'm sure the music was added so it wouldn't be silent
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Latest comment: I'm sure the music was added so it wouldn't be silent
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Guest: Brains (3201 days ago)
I saw this on Mythbusters last week it's a fake, the film was produced by the yanks to try to show the Russians that they were building supersonic bombers, the film was produced by Gerry and Silvia Anderson, and if you look real close you will noticed that it's Virgil Tracey in the cockpit. Stupid Americans.
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I saw this on Mythbusters last week it's a fake, the film was produced by the yanks to try to show the Russians that they were building supersonic bombers, the film was produced by Gerry and Silvia Anderson, and if you look real close you will noticed that it's Virgil Tracey in the cockpit. Stupid Americans.
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Guest: (3201 days ago)
Brains? Your brains are in your arse.
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Brains? Your brains are in your arse.
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Searchguru Searchguru (3201 days ago)
You wouldn't want to have to get that undercarraige down in a hurry.
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You wouldn't want to have to get that undercarraige down in a hurry.
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Guest: Foolbuster (3126 days ago)
Brains is an idiot. This was a "proof of concept" program in the 1960's. There were two of these planes built. One crashed in the western US during flight test when an escort plant collided with it. The remaining XB-70 is at the USAF museum in Dayton, OH. I was there last month, and touched the plane with my own hands. Fake? Hardly.
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Brains is an idiot. This was a "proof of concept" program in the 1960's. There were two of these planes built. One crashed in the western US during flight test when an escort plant collided with it. The remaining XB-70 is at the USAF museum in Dayton, OH. I was there last month, and touched the plane with my own hands. Fake? Hardly.
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Guest: (3201 days ago)
i agree,looks like something out of thunderbirds
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i agree,looks like something out of thunderbirds
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Guest: Wuh samoht (3201 days ago)
Thunderbirds are GO> > > > > ?
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Thunderbirds are GO> > > > > ?
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Guest: (3201 days ago)
FAKE....look very closely,you can see strings
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FAKE....look very closely,you can see strings
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Guest: Big Bird (3201 days ago)
Only 2 prototypes were ever built. High costs and changing technology halted the programme in 1961 but the 2 prototypes performed supersonic testing until 1969. (although 1 crashed in 1966) and the other is now on display at the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Ohio.
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Only 2 prototypes were ever built. High costs and changing technology halted the programme in 1961 but the 2 prototypes performed supersonic testing until 1969. (although 1 crashed in 1966) and the other is now on display at the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Ohio.
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Milky Milky (3201 days ago)
Way cooler than Tom Cruise
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Way cooler than Tom Cruise
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Guest: London1 (3201 days ago)
Anyone else think it looks a little like Firefox ?
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Anyone else think it looks a little like Firefox ?
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Guest: (3201 days ago)
Not at all; 30 secs on wikipedia would show you it's real.
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Not at all; 30 secs on wikipedia would show you it's real.
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Guest: FYOU (3201 days ago)
I'm with Brains on this one, I think you guys are the ones with brains in your arse.
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I'm with Brains on this one, I think you guys are the ones with brains in your arse.
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