The XB-70 Valkyrie is one of the most amazing machines that ever took flight. Not only was it absolutely huge, with its “six pack” of General Electric YJ93 turbojet engines, but its long forward fuselage, feathered trailing edge and folding wingtips gave it an almost swan-like signature appearance. Now, you can view…
While the Saab 35 Draken may be the coolest, most futuristic combat jet ever made, when it comes to bombers that title goes to the XB-70 Valkyrie, a gigantic supersonic strategic nuclear bomber that never entered service. Seriously, when I say gigantic I really mean it. This thing is unbelievable—check the image below.
The Valkyrie was a plane decades ahead of its time, pushing the aeronautical engineering of the early 1960s well beyond what had been thought possible. It was even slated to become the world's first nuclear powered bomber.