A technological tour de force of epic proportions, the legend of the XB-70 Valkyrie ™ very nearly surpasses the performance of this extraordinary aircraft. Built in the 1960s as a result of a USAF proposal for a supersonic bomber with high subsonic cruising speed and supersonic dash capabilities, the massive XB-70 ™ was to have carried the same bombload as the B-52 Stratofortress ™ at a higher supersonic speed than the Air Force's current strategic bomber, the B-58 Hustler ™.
A later requirement specified that the plane be able to fly the entire mission at Mach 3.0 or greater, with a range of up to 10,500 miles and a maximum gross weight of 490,000 pounds. In the event, technology quickly relegated the Valkyrie to the role of supersonic research testbed and flagship of the USAF's public relations fleet. Ground-to-air missiles and advanced radar made the XB-70's supersonic mission impossible. The bomb bay of the aircraft was instead packed with data acquisition equipment.
High-quality exterior model with detailed textures
Large set of custom XB-70 gauges in 2D panel and virtual cockpit
Highly authentic flight model with carefully illustrated checklist
Animated folding wingtips
Animated afterburner petals
Authentic gear retraction sequence
Automatic (on throttle) staged animated afterburner visual effect with corresponding performance boost
Simulated XB-70 soundset included
Automatic smoke trail, wing surface vapour flash and canard tip vortices effects
OS: Windows® XP Service Pack 2 or later
Processor: 2.0 Ghz or higher (single core)
Memory: 2 MB RAM
Graphics: DirectX®9 compliant video card or greater, 256 MB video RAM or higher, Shader Model 1.1 or higher (Laptop versions of these chipsets may work but are not supported. Updates to your video and sound card drivers may be required)
DirectX: Version 9.0c
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Sound Card: Direct X 9.0c compatible
Additional Notes: Broadband internet connection required for multiplayer features
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