Valkyrie: The North American XB-70 Hardcover – 15 Sep 2011
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Valkyrie: The North American XB-70 During the 1950s, at the time Elvis Presley was rocking the world with Hound Dog and the USA was aiming to become the worlds only superpower, plans were being drawn at North American Aviation in Southern California for an incredible Mach-3 strategic bomber. The concept was born as a result of General Curtis LeMays desire for a heavy bomber with the weapon load and range of the subsonic B-52 and a Full description
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This is the most detailed examination of this glorious aircraft this reader has read with much new insight into the machinations and the politics of developing a new aircraft that pushes the known boundaries of engineering. Highly recommended.
Aviation enthusiasts should not hesitate to obtain a copy, and learn about a flying machine that still looks utterly futuristic. As well as an in-depth look at the XB-70 itself, the author provides a tour of the aerospace industry of the time, with all the associated rivalries and politics.
If you have anything more than a passing interest in planes, buy this book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I found this to be a thorough, and on the whole engaging, history of the XB-70 project with just the right amount of detail of associated contemporary projects.Published 17 months ago by D B HUMPHRIES
I would have given the book five stars but I felt that it should be pointed out that some knowledge of the construction and flight testing of military aircraft and the terms used... Read morePublished 19 months ago by John Davidson
The 1960s and 1970s represented one of the most prolific and creative periods in aviation and aerospace development within North America. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Dave Weber