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XB-70 Ideas and Inspirations
« on: November 22, 2015, 08:58:56 PM »
Found this over at Secret Projects.

XB-70 Valkyrie Supersonic Bomber Flight Test Program Restored -1966
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Re: XB-70 Ideas and Inspirations
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2015, 12:03:23 AM »
Nice! Thanks!

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Re: XB-70 Ideas and Inspirations
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2015, 01:38:14 AM »
Not sure if I have shared this with the crew.

Tony Landis (well known author and NASA historian) was bored one afternoon and come up with these ideas:








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Re: XB-70 Ideas and Inspirations
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2015, 02:14:22 AM »
What a bunch of B-70 variants. :)
Arctic rescue is a SURPRISE version.
S.E.A. version could be kitbashed as gun ship !
Makes a cool looking AWACS.

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Re: XB-70 Ideas and Inspirations
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2015, 03:44:54 AM »
I have a plan involving the bashing of a Concorde fuselage into an XB-70 airframe...
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Re: XB-70 Ideas and Inspirations
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2015, 04:38:58 AM »
I have a plan involving the bashing of a Concorde fuselage into an XB-70 airframe...

Hmm!  that would be interesting to see, and I shortened the Concorde fuselage by 2 inches here

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Re: XB-70 Ideas and Inspirations
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2015, 05:42:21 AM »
If can't get Concorde to work for you.  After removing tail surfaces and relocating entry door forward how about a DC3 fuselage ?
Be different look for B-70 and DC3.

OMG :o,,,, this posting string just awoke slumbering memory cells to fact that I have a long stuffed away started kitbash scaleorama B-70 build.  Might find it if get model room clutter cut down to ankle level.  Maybe find in time for Clear Your Workbench GB.

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Re: XB-70 Ideas and Inspirations
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2015, 09:18:07 AM »
Sounds like fun! I hope you find it!

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Re: XB-70 Ideas and Inspirations
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2015, 03:11:51 AM »
Spacecraft launcher anyone?


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Re: XB-70 Ideas and Inspirations
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2015, 04:51:38 AM »
More:




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Re: XB-70 Ideas and Inspirations
« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2019, 06:46:42 AM »


What Might Have Been: A conceptual North American Rockwell M-70B "Mothership” carrying the proposed delta wing X-15-3 follow-on. During a conversation with former North American Aviation President Lee Atwood, he discussed with me his proposal to use a modified B-70 as a high-speed launch platform for X-Planes and/or small satellites.

From Chapter 7 of the book, “Project Terminated” — Erik Simonsen photo/illustration
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« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2020, 02:57:59 PM »
Published today, a new 20 page PDF:

A Look Back… NAA B-70 Valkyrie Variants – A Future That Never Was…
By Tony R. Landis, Air Force Materiel Command History Office / Published November 23, 2020

https://media.defense.gov/2020/Nov/23/2002540204/-1/-1/1/B-70%20VARIANTS.PDF
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Re: XB-70 Ideas and Inspirations
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2020, 06:35:35 PM »
This is awesome. Thanks for sharing this Jon.

How did you learn of this document's existence?
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« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2020, 09:26:30 AM »
This is awesome. Thanks for sharing this Jon...

Indeed! Great stuff  :smiley:
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« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2022, 11:01:11 PM »
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Re: XB-70 Ideas and Inspirations
« Reply #15 on: June 17, 2024, 02:12:08 AM »
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: XB-70 Ideas and Inspirations
« Reply #16 on: June 17, 2024, 03:14:48 AM »
Excellent  :-*