The North American XB-70 Valkyrie was a long range strategic nuclear bomber designed for the United States Air Force's Strategic Air Command. With research and development studies beginning in 1955, the XB-70 was slated to replace the B-52 Stratofortress. It was designed to be a large, high altitude bomber with six engines to fly at Mach 3 to avoid defending interceptors, the only effective anti-bomber weapon at the time. Although a technology breakthrough in 1957 made Mach 3 possible, the XB-70 never entered production.
This handcrafted model is painted in the same paint scheme as the original and is painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen. Perfect as a gift for any aviation enthusiast and history buff!
WINGSPAN: 8.5 INCHES
LENGTH: 15.25 INCHES