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Never during the XB-70 flight test program did the two fly in formation together. Wouldn't it be nice to see an illustration of these two in flight together... -SP
 

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Yes it would.

Or a whole wing of them on the ground at a SAC AFB.

Or a scramble scene.

Or preparing one of the X-plane launcher variants or space launcher variants.
(one of the papers from JH-APL proposed a hypersonic vehicle to be launched
from the XB-70 - a portrayal of that would be nice).

So yes, I agree.
 

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Or we ask an interested artist, or comission one, to do it.

Some of this was done back in the time of the XB-70 itself.

For example, the box art on the now collector edition of the original
Aurora XB-70 kit, which portrayed a winter scene and prepping an
XB-70. This is what I mean by art that inspires you to buy what the
art is attached to.
 

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That's interesting!

I'd like to spread them out a little.

Cool!

Was this just done for us?
 

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shockonlip said:
That's interesting!

I'd like to spread them out a little.

Cool!

Was this just done for us?
Yep.

But doctoring aircraft photos is one of my hobbies, really... I have a whole gallery of imaginary aircraft on the What If forum, and you would certainly enjoy quite a few of the pics there. I have also started a website that recaps all of my creations (over 130 so far) with thumbnails and backup stories. Here's where you can find it: http://aviadesign.online.fr/main-2010.htm

Please let me know if you've liked it (or not)!
 

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Stargazer2006 said:
shockonlip said:
That's interesting!

I'd like to spread them out a little.

Cool!

Was this just done for us?
Yep.

But doctoring aircraft photos is one of my hobbies, really... I have a whole gallery of imaginary aircraft on the What If forum, and you would certainly enjoy quite a few of the pics there. I have also started a website that recaps all of my creations (over 130 so far) with thumbnails and backup stories. Here's where you can find it: http://aviadesign.online.fr/main-2010.htm

Please let me know if you've liked it (or not)!
FANTASTIMONDO! You rock, Steve-a-reno!
 

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shockonlip said:
That's interesting!

I'd like to spread them out a little.

Cool!

Was this just done for us?
actual serial numbers would work...
 

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XB-70 Guy said:
FANTASTIMONDO! You rock, Steve-a-reno!
Thanks Steve!!! ;)

XB-70 Guy said:
actual serial numbers would work...
Well, yeah. But since there never were three B-70s, I figured it would be more convincing to pretend these were production B-70A articles procured circa 1973. Sorry for whiffing around... :-X

shockonlip said:
I'd like to spread them out a little.
Yeah, I see what you mean. They look like they're flying too close to one another. I'll see what I can do...
 

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As far as operational serial numbers go they should be a bit shorter - 32204, 32205 and 32206 for example. -SP
 

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As an example of some of the cool images that existed back in the
time of the XB-70, there is this neat book I got in the early 1960's:
"B-70 Monarch of the Skies" by Charles Coombs (illustrated by
Lou Paleno) (pub. 1962). It was a young person's book, but had very
cool images that I loved as a kid, and still do (still a kid!) !!

I scanned some just for you Stevo and some of the other XB-70/B-70
freaks around here.

Not sure how many of you have seen this book.
 

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Cool but I wish the scans were larger... -SP
 

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That's art.
 

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shockonlip said:
XB-70 Guy said:
Cool but I wish the scans were larger... -SP
Sure, let's go bigger. I blew the max allowed posting size already once.
Let's try these.
Thanks, Shockonlip! -SP
 

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shockonlip said:
Sure, let's go bigger. I blew the max allowed posting size already once.
Let's try these.
No big deal, but I thought the limit was ~1.5MB per attachment. While nice, these aren't even close. Or did I miss something?
 

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DSE said:
shockonlip said:
Sure, let's go bigger. I blew the max allowed posting size already once.
Let's try these.
No big deal, but I thought the limit was ~1.5MB per attachment. While nice, these aren't even close. Or did I miss something?
You'll notice there were only two larger images, not three like on the original post.
I tried to add the third larger cover image (in color) but when I did, it blew the size.
I was also cramped for time, so I just said to hell with it and posted those two.

If you guys want the color image from the cover in bigger form, let me know and I can
work it tonight when I have more time.

By the way, this book is for young people, (which I was at the time), but as of last night,
there was 2 of them available at amazon for like around $4-$6 a piece. There is more of
Lou's art in them. I think I captured the more interesting pieces for this audience, but you
never know.

Good to hear from you again DSE !!
 

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shockonlip said:
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You'll notice there were only two larger images, not three like on the original post.
I tried to add the third larger cover image (in color) but when I did, it blew the size.
I was also cramped for time, so I just said to hell with it and posted those two.

Good to hear from you again DSE !!
Thanks. Well I guess the US interpretation of "Maximum attachment size allowed: 1500 KB, per post: 8 " is not correct. I would interpret this as attachments up to 1.5 MB are allowed and a total of 8 of the preceding, not a maximum of up to 8 attachments totaling 1.5MB. So be it. Maybe it's a UK/US thing. Sorry.
 

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Oh boy, never knew that ! I suppose the deal was to get a special pod below the B-58 with LH2 for the Suntan ? the nice thing is, with an external pod you don't care about internal kerosene of the B-58. And you can put all the insulation and cold and safety you need on the pod. If something goes wrong, just drop the pod away,
 

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Oh boy, never knew that ! I suppose the deal was to get a special pod below the B-58 with LH2 for the Suntan ?
One CL-400 would serve as a tanker for another. The B-58 pod might be good for some experiments, but it wouldn't hold near enough LH2 to be worth bothering with operationally.
 

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Yep a mere 50 000 pounds or less, peanuts for Suntan which needed much more than that...
 

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What's that comic ? I need to know !
 

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Who needs Dynasoar, Aerospaceplane or ISINGLASS when the B-70 can fly into orbit ? :p
 
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