North American XB-70 photo collection The last flight of the NA XB-70 Prototype # 2

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    A collection of some of my XB-70 photographs.

    The second North American XB-70 was involved in a mid-air collision
    with a Lockheed F-104, 8th of June 1966.
    ..... The F-104 chase aircraft collided with the XB-70's starboard wing tip,
    and rolled across the upper surface of the aircraft. Removing both vertical
    stabilizers, and rudders. Then bursting into a fire ball it fell to the earth.
    The pilot of the F-104 was killed upon striking the ground.

    With no vertical stabilizers, or rudders, the pilots of the XB-70 lost control
    of the A/C and tumbled to the earth. All crew members on the XB-70 were
    killed.

    A sad ending to the United States version of the SST.




    Mike
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