Skip to content

Check Six: North American Aviation XB-70A Valkyrie Roll Out – 56 years ago

May 11, 2020

From the This Day in Aviation website

XB-70A-1-NA 62-0001 rollout at Air Force Plant 42, 11 May 1964. (North American Aviation)

11 May 1964: At Air Force Plant 42, Palmdale, California, the first prototype North American Aviation XB-70A-1-NA Valkyrie, 62-0001, was rolled out. More than 5,000 people were there to watch.

In August 1960, the U.S. Air Force had contracted for one XB-70 prototype and 11 pre-production YB-70 development aircraft. By 1964, however, the program had been scaled back to three XB-70s. Only two of these would actually be completed.

Continue reading

From → History

Comments are closed.