posted on Jul, 2 2005 @ 11:48 AM
Originally posted by AtomicGarden
Think it could ever come back?
- Naa, much as I myself think it was an amazing piece of kit ahead of its time, that time has definetly come and gone.
It's late 1950's - early 1960's tech, 40 - 50yrs ago/old now (wow, eh?!).
There's no way anyone would just re-do what they did back then, they'd want to put all that has been learned since into it = a total redesign, new
materials, engines, computer flight controls etc etc.
Basically a brand new plane (which by the time they'd finished would probably have very little recognisable XB70 left in it).
Just be glad they were never needed and didn't really 'happen'; there's atmospheric research that says large fleets of high speed high altitude
aircraft is something the earth could really do without.