XB-70A Valkyrie AV-1 Supersonic Research Aircraft
Unassembled plastic model kit
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back in stock!)List price: $32.50You pay: $22.19(All prices in U.S. Dollars)Manufacturer: CyberHobby Stock Number: CHC 2015Scale: 1/200View all products of type "B-70"
This model kit requires assembly. Cement, paint and other construction materials not included unless specifically stated in the description.
- Newly designed rail for installing instrument panel
- Authentic XB-70A features trimmable canards
- Wingtips can be positioned up/down
- Vairable-geometry inlets included
- Landing gear rendered with intricate detail
- Detailed antenna produced
- Canopy made from transparent plastic
- Head of XB-70A can be optionally assembled in 2 modes
- Delicate instrument panel included
- Engine exhaust nozzles have delicate details
- Realistic rudders have detailed pattern
- Slide-molded fuselage
Cyber-Hobby has come up with a novel new aircraft a 1/200 scale kit of the North American Aviation XB-70 Valkyrie. This particular prototype was intended as a nuclear-armed deep-penetration strategic bomber for the US Air Force (USAF), with design work commencing in the late 1950s. Its six engines were intended to thrust it to a cruising speed of Mach 3+ at a 21,000m altitude. However, the program was canceled in 1961 by President Kennedy with the advent of effective surface-to-air missiles (SAM) and intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM). Nevertheless, two XB-70A Valkyrie prototypes were built, and they were used in supersonic flight tests from 1964-69. The first was named Air Vehicle 1 (AV-1), and its maiden flight occurred on 21 September 1964. AV-2 was later lost in a mid-air crash. The XB-70 program wasn't all in vain though, as it contributed greatly to the later B-1 Lancer design.
Cyber-Hobby has created a striking 1/200 scale model of this futuristic American bomber. This model is extremely user friendly thanks to a fuselage made by slide molds, and it fits together with consummate ease. The landing gear is fully represented, as are the highly detailed engine exhaust nozzles. For greater choice and interest, modelers can select one of two noses offered in the kit one for high-altitude and for low-altitude flight. Furthermore, the wingtips also come with the option of being shown in different positions depending on the Valkyrie's flight mode. This was a legendary aircraft, and even though it never made it into series production, at least Cyber-Hobby has got the XB-70 off the drawing board!