North American XB-70 Valkyrie Relic Display - Rare Part Number, 1 of 1

One of the fastest aircraft ever built, the North American XB-70 was originally designed as a high-speed strategic bomber for the United States Air Force. Due to costs and investment into ballistic missile technology, however, only two XB-70s were ever built and both were used as advanced test aircraft into the 1960s. On June 8th 1966, the second prototype (serial number 62-0207) was involved in a mid-air collision and crashed. The sole surviving example was retired in 1969 and is on permanent display in the USAF Museum, Dayton, Ohio. 


This 5 x 3.5 inch piece of aluminum was part of the fire detection system, with several sensors on the obverse of this piece, and the rare North American XB-70 die-stamped part number on the front (as shown). 

This is a one-of-a-kind display, signed and numbered '1 of 1 Special' and is totally unique.  

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