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Dance of the Valkyrie Original Oil on Canvas by Mike Machat XB-70 Valkyrie

Dance of the Valkyrie Original Oil on Canvas by Mike Machat XB-70 Valkyrie

Dance of the Valkyrie Original Oil on Canvas by Mike Machat XB-70 Valkyrie
Planejunkie is a division of a 25 year old company. We’ve specialized in Aviation Art and have worked directly with the Artists and Pilots you’ll see on our products. Check out our entire line… Personal Note from Planejunkie. This is the Original Painting that we used so many years ago to make the limited edition prints. It’s been in a private collection all these years until now. Contact me regarding how you could be the second owner of this fantastic painting. Framed Original Oil on Canvas. Signed by the Artist & One Pilot. Canvas Size: 40″ x 20″ Plane Type. The North American Aviation XB-70 Valkyrie was the prototype of the B-70 nuclear-armed, deep-penetration strategic bomber for the Strategic Air Command of the U. In the 1950s, the North American Aviation company designed the Valkyrie bomber as a large, six-engine aircraft capable of reaching Mach 3+ while flying at 70,000 feet (21,000 m), which velocity and altitude capabilities would allow the evasion of interceptor aircraft, then the only effective weapon against bomber aircraft. In 1961, improved, high-altitude surface-to-air missiles (SAMs), the U. Air Force’s doctrinal change to low-level penetration bombing, the large development costs of the B-70 program, and the introduction of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) to the U. Nuclear arsenal, led to the cancellation of the B-70 program. As such, two prototype aircraft were built, and designated XB-70A; these aircraft were used for supersonic test-flights during 1964-69. In 1966, one prototype crashed after colliding in midair with a smaller jet aircraft; the remaining Valkyrie bomber is in the National Museum of the United States Air Force, in Dayton, Ohio. The Canvas is personally autographed by Retired Test Pilot Fitzhugh “Fitz” Fulton. One of the four original test pilots assigned to the XB-70 program. Along with many fighter aircraft, Fitz also tested the B-36, B-45, B-47, B-52, B-58, B-66, and the XB-70. He was also the drop aircraft pilot for flight testing on the X-1, X-2, and X-15 while flying the B-29, B-50 and B-52 mother ships. (From the Private Collection of Casey Law). The item “Dance of the Valkyrie Original Oil on Canvas by Mike Machat XB-70 Valkyrie” is in sale since Thursday, August 10, 2017. This item is in the category “Art\Art Prints”. The seller is “planejunkie007″ and is located in Puyallup, Washington. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Original/Reproduction: Original Oil on Canvas
  • Signed: Signed
  • Print Type: Lithograph
  • Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
  • Subject: Aviation
  • Style: Realism
  • Date of Creation: 1990-1999
  • Size Type/Largest Dimension: 27
  • Artist: Mike Machat
  • Framed/Unframed: Framed
  • Features: Framed
  • Width (Inches): 40″
  • Height (Inches): 20″
  • Medium: Oil on Canvas

Dance of the Valkyrie Original Oil on Canvas by Mike Machat XB-70 Valkyrie