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BTW, the YF-12 was far more radical IMHO than the SR-71
Originally posted by xmotex
In terms of mission?
Because otherwise it wasn't all that different from the SR-71.
Originally posted by ShatteredSkies
I wonder how many MiG-25's and MiG-31's would have had a picnic if the XB-70 went into service.
Wow, BlackWidow23, your ignorance is astounding.
Compression lift gives that aircraft an unbelievable L/D ratio. That coupled with Mach 3 speed and nuclear weapons...I'd personally take it over the B-2 any day.
Originally posted by firepilot
Shadowhawk knows his stuff.
He is the most knowledgable and credible person I know of, who researches and writes about that genre of aviation history.