Priceless Moments In Aviation History

Priceless Moments In Aviation History

US Air Force’s Experimental ‘Flying Saucer’ Aircraft pictured above is one of the many experimental aircraft considered by the U.S. Air Force as a Lenticular Reentry Vehicle. This saucer shaped vessel was under development as a method of nuclear warhead delivery during the Cold War.

Nation: United States. Top Speed: Mach 3.1. Fact: Its fastest speed and altitude ever recorded was 2,020 mph and 74,000 ft.The planned B-70 nuclear-armed strategic bomber was developed in the late 1950’s by North American Aviation. This 6-engine vessel was the prototype version of the planned B-70 nuclear-armed, deep-penetration strategic bomber for the United States Air Force Strategic Air Command. The USAF eventually gave up fighting for its production and the B-70 program was retired in 1969.

 

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