XB-70 Gets New Home

Exotic XB-70 draws a crowd at Air Force museum

The six-engine jet with twin tail fins was pushed out of the museum’s Research and Development Gallery in a restricted access hangar, it’s home since 2002, to the new hangar at Wright-Patterson.

The experimental bomber, branded with the tail code 20001, will be the centerpiece among research and development planes in a 225,000-square-foot expansion set to open next June, along with presidential and troop transport airplanes, spacecraft and rockets.

Murdoc checked out the XB-70 a few years ago in the old hanger, but this new display might make another trip to the museum worth it.

For some awesome rarely-seen photos of the XB-70 Valkyrie in flight, check out this oldie on MO: XB-70 Valkyrie. Also this one.