Exotic XB-70 towed to new hangar draws a crowd

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WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE—The XB-70 Valkyrie streaked through the skies near three times the speed of sound in flight tests 70,000 feet above the California desert in the 1960s.

The massive, white jet emerged under gray skies for the first time Tuesday in over a decade at a speed of 5 mph on a 1.3-mile road trip to its new home at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force….

The futuristic jet is one of the most popular planes in the museum and judged among a holy grail of aircraft, according to museum curator Jeff Duford. The experimental bomber’s star ship-like appearance brings in visitors around the world, and drew spectators Tuesday as far away as the East Coast.

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