XB-70 Valkyrie Prototype Nuclear Bomber Shirt

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XB70MS01
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Quick Overview

The North American Aviation XB-70 Valkyrie was the prototype version of the planned B-70 nuclear-armed, deep-penetration supersonic strategic bomber for the United States Air Force Strategic Air Command. Designed in the late 1950s by North American Aviation (NAA), the six-engined Valkyrie was capable of cruising for thousands of miles at Mach 3+ while flying at 70,000 feet (21,000 m).

With the advent of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) during the late 1950s, manned bombers were increasingly seen as obsolete. The USAF eventually gave up fighting for its production and the B-70 program was canceled in 1961. Development was then turned over to a research program to study the effects of long-duration high-speed flight. As such, two prototype aircraft, designated XB-70A, were built; these aircraft were used for supersonic test-flights during 1964–69. In 1966, one prototype crashed after colliding with a smaller aircraft while flying in close formation; the remaining Valkyrie bomber is in the National Museum of the United States Air Force near Dayton, Ohio.


 

  • 6 oz Gildan Ultra Cotton
  • 100% cotton
  • Set-in rib collar with shoulder-to-shoulder taping
  • Double-needle sleeve and bottom hem
  • Preshrunk to minimize shrinkage
  • Tear away label
  • Design Print Area up to 15x17
  • Printed In the USA
  • Schematic Style

The North American Aviation XB-70 Valkyrie was the prototype version of the planned B-70 nuclear-armed, deep-penetration supersonic strategic bomber for the United States Air Force Strategic Air Command. Designed in the late 1950s by North American Aviation (NAA), the six-engined Valkyrie was capable of cruising for thousands of miles at Mach 3+ while flying at 70,000 feet (21,000 m).

With the advent of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) during the late 1950s, manned bombers were increasingly seen as obsolete. The USAF eventually gave up fighting for its production and the B-70 program was canceled in 1961. Development was then turned over to a research program to study the effects of long-duration high-speed flight. As such, two prototype aircraft, designated XB-70A, were built; these aircraft were used for supersonic test-flights during 1964–69. In 1966, one prototype crashed after colliding with a smaller aircraft while flying in close formation; the remaining Valkyrie bomber is in the National Museum of the United States Air Force near Dayton, Ohio.


 

  • 6 oz Gildan Ultra Cotton
  • 100% cotton
  • Set-in rib collar with shoulder-to-shoulder taping
  • Double-needle sleeve and bottom hem
  • Preshrunk to minimize shrinkage
  • Tear away label
  • Design Print Area up to 15x17
  • Printed In the USA
  • Schematic Style
More Information
JetXB-70 Valkyrie
Shirt ColorBlack
MaterialCotton
Set Size Chart

Men's Adult T-Shirt
 ABCMens US  
S182717Mens Adult T-Shirt Size Guide
M202919
L223121
XL243223
2XL263325
3XL273427
4XL303528
5XL3236 29
6XL3437 30

 

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