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Sky Defenders SD0001
North American XB-70A Valkyrie Diecast Model
USAF, #62-0001 "Prototype AV-1", Edwards AFB, CA

1:500 Scale   Length   Width
North American XB-70A Valkyrie   4.75"   2.5"

Replicating the first of two prototype XB-70A Valkyrie nuclear-capable bombers (designed to fly Mach 3+ at an altitude of 70,000 feet) built by North American Aviation in the 1960s, this 1/500 scale, die cast Sky Defenders model features simulated cockpit windows, prototypical canards and twin vertical tails, realistic engine exhausts, retracted landing gear, and razor-sharp, printed markings.

North American XB-70A Valkyrie

Designed as an experimental prototype for the B-70 supersonic intercontinental bomber, the XB-70A was first flown on September 21st, 1964.To avoid interception on deep-penetration missions, the aircraft was to be capable of Mach 3+ at an altitude of 70,000 feet. These requirements led to a massive, sleek-looking aircraft powered by six afterburning engines and employing an aerodynamic principle known as compression lift, whereby the aircraft effectively rode upon its own shock wave at supersonic speeds. Additionally, the large wing-tips could be folded down to enhance directional stabilty and compensate for the shifting center of lift at supersonic speeds.

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Sky Defenders

The Sky Defenders range presents affordable, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft.

Sky Defenders diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".

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