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Date: 07/12/15 06:12 AM

6 Responses to 1965: The XB-70 Valkyrie Bomber Mid-Air Collision

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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    July 11, 2014 at 4:49 pm
    Link: 1965: The XB-70 Valkyrie Bomber Mid-Air Collision - What might have been? A moment that changed all history?
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    July 12, 2014 at 8:59 am
    What changed 5 cats?
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    pumba62 Male 40-49
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    July 12, 2014 at 9:07 am
    Test Pilots! Aviation`s Unsung heroes!
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    Viking864 Male 40-49
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    July 12, 2014 at 12:08 pm
    That was by far the most beautiful bomber ever built. When I went to the NMUSAF last year the surviving plane was not on display due to the shut down.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    July 12, 2014 at 2:16 pm
    What changed was, this was the beginnings of what is called "super cruise" now. That`s supersonic flight without the need for afterburners.

    It was also the first to use what is called "compression lift", which would save fuel. The XB-70 also tested out the panels that would eventually be integral to the SR-71 Blackbird for heat tolerance.

    This plane was truly ahead of it`s time and had the potential to shorten the cold war.
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    Sleepyhallow Male 50-59
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    July 13, 2014 at 2:37 am
    The SR-71 was first acknowledged in 1962 but the first prototype recognizable as a "Blackbird" was airborne in 1956, long before the Valkyrie flew.

    Once again Crakr is blowing made up bullschitt out of his butthole like the good conservatard that he is.

    I worked at the Skunkworks in the 80`s dude. You`re effing clueless.

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