XB-70 to join X-planes in Air Force Museum's new hangar - moving date buzz begins

  • Oct 17, 2015 2:00pm GMT

On Friday, October 17, the Air Force Museum website announced that the sole surviving North American XB-70 Valkyrie will be moved on Tuesday, October 27th, weather permitting, from its long-time home in the annex on Wright-Patterson AFB into the new fourth building. There the experimental supersonic strategic bomber will join other X-planes that have been carefully moved into the cavernous hangar the previous two weeks.

Last week ten more aircraft were towed from the annex, offering the public a rare opportunity to see and photograph them outside. Among them were the Lockheed YF-12A and Bell X-1B, along with the X-24A and X-24B. Clearly the most anticipated of the moves, as evidenced by the growing online buzz since yesterday's announcement, is that of the sleek, hulking six-engine, Mach 3+ XB-70. Hundreds if not thousands of spectators are expected to descend on Dayton, Ohio, and the Air Force Museum's outside viewing area to witness what will likely be its last chance to bask in the sunlight.

For more info visit www.nationalmuseum.af.mil.