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XB-70A in flight
|Formats||160x120 15-fps QuickTime Movie (1,399 KBytes)
320x240 30-fps QuickTime Movie (859 KBytes)
320x240 30-fps MPEG-1 Movie (2,868 KBytes)
|Still photos of this aircraft are available in several resolutions at
This 20-second video segment shows the XB-70A airplane in flight, with the view shifting from a shot taken from a chase airplane, to an inside-the-cockpit shot, to the chase video again.
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.
|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|