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    THE U.S. AIR FORCE UNVEILS ITS LATEST ADDITION -- A 2,000 MILES (3,200 KMS) AND?

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    THE U.S. AIR FORCE UNVEILS ITS LATEST ADDITION -- A 2,000 MILES (3,200 KMS) AND HOUR JET CALLED THE XB70A. THE HUGE WHITE AIRCRAFT IS THE FORERUNNER OF THE AMERICAN SUPERSONIC COMMERCIAL AIRLINER.

    NORTH AMERICAN AVIATION, WHICH DESIGNED AND BUILT THE XB70A, REVEALED THESE STATISTICS ABOUT THE MONSTER:-
    WEIGHT: 250 TONS.

    CRUISING ALTITUDE : 75,000 FEET (22,850 METRES).

    LENGTH: 185 FEET (56.6 METRES).

    COST: 1,300 MILLION DOLLARS.

    THE JET IS POWERED BY SIX GIANT ENGINES, THE AIR INTAKES OF WHICH ARE BIG ENOUGH FOR A MAN TO WALK INTO. IT IS MADE OF TITANIUM AND STAINLESS STEEL.

    AFTER GROUND TESTS LASTING TWO MONTHS, THE AIRCRAFT WILL MAKE ITS MAIDEN FLIGHT. ITS COMPLETION IS A YEAR BEHIND SCHEDULE, BUT USAF OFFICIALS SAYS THE DELAY HAS BEEN OF NO MILITARY HANDICAP SINCE THE JET IS NOW TO BE USED CHIEFLY FOR RESEARCH PURPOSES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9I4RW95D4PL2RQOSA76JD91VJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA9I4RW95D4PL2RQOSA76JD91VJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/05/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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