The North American Aviation XB-70 Valkyrie prototype was planned as a nuclear-armed, deep-penetration strategic bomber for the United States Air Force Strategic Air Command. The six-engined Valkyrie was capable of cruising thousands of miles at Mach 3+ while flying at 70,000 feet. Two aircraft were built but with the advent of ICBMs, manned bombers were seen as obsolete and it did not go into production.

North American XB-70 Valkyrie
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North American XB-70 Valkyrie

Code: LND413

$19.95

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North American XB-70 Valkyrie
Plastic model kit.
Scale 1/172
Manufacturer: Lindberg Models

The kit first appeared in the very early 1960s, and supplies a retractable undercarriage with folding doors. The construction is very simple, with the vast main delta wing being supplied in upper and lower halves, while the slender fuselage, plus the canard wing, fits onto this. Toward the rear are two fins, with working rudders. At the tail, an engine plate, with nozzles for the six General Electric jet engines, holds the elevons in place.