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XB-70A cockpit view of takeoff

XB-70A cockpit view of takeoff

Movie Number   EM-0039-04
Movie Date   circa 1965
Formats   160x120 QuickTime Movie (1.7 MB)
320x240 QuickTime Movie (3.1 MB)
480x360 QuickTime Movie (6.4 MB)
640x480 QuickTime Movie (16.7 MB)
XB-70 Still photos of this aircraft are available in several resolutions at

The XB-70 was the world's largest experimental aircraft. Capable of flight at speeds of three times the speed of sound (2,000 miles per hour) at altitudes of 70,000 feet, the XB-70 was used to collect in-flight information for use in the design of future supersonic aircraft, military and civilian.

This 40-second video segment shows an XB-70A takeoff including an inside-the-cockpit shot.

Keywords   XB-70; Mach 3; SST; stability and handling; aerodynamic performance; propulsion performance; acoustics; U.S. Air Force; North American Rockwell; delta wing; General Electric; YJ93 engine; Alvin White; Joseph Cotton; Fitzhugh Fulton; Van Shepard; Donald Mallick; Emil Sturmthal; Valkyrie; NASA; Flight Research Center; Dryden Flight Research Center; Ames Research Center
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