By E. Torenbeek
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White tried to save A/V-2 - but after two slow rolls, the aircraft entered a flat spin, taking any hopes of recovery with it. White pushed his seat back to the eject position, but caught his arm in the capsule's clamshell doors as they closed. With the realization that he needed to get out quickly, White worked his arm clear and ejected just moments before A/V-2 impacted the ground a few miles north of Barstow, California. Although the drogue chutes deployed from White's c~psule, the airbag underneath the capsule designed to absorb much of the impact - failed to inflate.
The J93 was a very large engine for the day, but remarkably, with a little practice technicians could swap one out in less than half an hour. Note that one rudder has been installed, but the other has not. (Tony Landis Collection) 36 WARBIRDTECH ..... ::... _ As with most significant military developments during the Cold War, the XB-70A was inatched by a Soviet counterpart. In this case it was the Sukhoi T-4 (also called Project 100). This titanium and stainless steel aircraft was powered by four 35,274-lbf Kolesov RD36-41 turbojet engines and was designed to reach Mach 3.
This U-shaped tank at the extreme rear of the fuselage was considered too small and too inaccessible to warrant the time necessary to properly correct the leaks so the fuel pumps were removed and the tank made inoperative. 24 It should be noted that the Viton-B solution was not considered satisfactory for production aircraft - engineers estimated it would have a useful life of only 1,000 hours before it would need to be stripped off and reapplied. However, since the B-70 flight test program was scheduled to last only 180 flight hours, it was considered adequate.
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