Thursday, March 29, 2012

North American XB-70A Valkyrie


This is a departure from the scale that I collect. The North American XB-70 Valkyrie is the first 1:200 in my collection. Along with the Concorde and the SR-71, this is one of my favorite aircraft, mostly because of its unique delta wings with drooping tips that were lowered during  supersonic flight. 


The Valkyrie is an experimental bomber developed in 1964. Only two were built, and this particular model is the first prototype, designated as AV-1. The second prototype, AV-2, was destroyed in a mid-air collision.  

The XB-70 can fly over Mach 3 and reach altitudes more than 74,000 feet. 


Model: North American XB-70A Valkyrie
Livery: United States Air Force
Manufacturer:  Dragon Wings
Scale: 1:200
Length: 11.75"
Wingspan: 6.25"  
Provenance: Lil's Hobby Shop Megamall
Price: PhP 1198
Notes: molded plastic construction; comes with 2 wingtips , one for drooped position

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