1964 ... B-70 "Valkyrie" cockpit

... one of several examples of US aerospace 'over-reach' in the early 1960's the Mach 3 bomber program produced amazing technological breakthroughs on an aircraft that would be one of the largest and most expensive ever conceived. 

... the question has to be asked: was it a 10 or 20 per cent reduction in possibility of funding that resulted from some bird-brain christening the plane with a name very closely associated with the Nazis favorite soundtrack? (oh- and here's little clip for all the Wagner fans)

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