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Selman Yarar (selman)


Crash of The Valkyrie

“MIDAIR! MIDAIR!” Air Force T-38 pilot, Capt. Pete Hoag shouts over the radio.

“You got the verticals! This is Cotton, you got the verticals!—came off left and right! We’re staying with ya, no sweat, now you’re holding good, Al!” crackled in the T-38 back seater Col. Joe Cotton.

The two test pilots were in the cockpit of a T-38 trainer flying off the left wing of the new XB-70 Valkyrie bomber, aircraft number 62-0207. They just saw the civilian registered NASA F-104N Starfighter of pilot Joe Walker slide upside down across the top of the huge white bomber, shear off both it’s twin tails and skid sideways, then break in two, killing Walker instantly. Behind the XB-70 Walker’s F-104N tumbled end over end, a pinwheel of bright orange flame nearly six hundred feet long tracing its convulsive death spiral.


Project summary

US Military US Air Force (1947-now)
20207 | 1965 | Very White

Project inventory

Full kits
1:72 F-4B/N Phantom II 'Sundowners VF-111' (Hasegawa 00365)
F-4B/N Phantom II 'Sundowners VF-111' Limited Edition Series
Hasegawa 1:72
2002 | Changed decals
1:72 XB-70 Valkyrie (Italeri 1282)
XB-70 Valkyrie
Italeri 1:72
2011 | Changed box
1:72 F-104 A/C Starfighter (Italeri 1359)
F-104 A/C Starfighter
Italeri 1:72
2014 | Changed decals
1:72 F-5A Freedom Fighter (Italeri 1231)
F-5A Freedom Fighter
Italeri 1:72
2002 | Changed decals
1:72 T-38A Talon (PM Model PM-205)
T-38A Talon
PM Model 1:72
2017 | Changed box
1:72 F-104A & G "NASA Officers 2.0" (Rocketeer Decal RD72007-2 1303)
F-104A & G "NASA Officers 2.0"
Rocketeer Decal 1:72
RD72007-2 1303
1:72 U.S. Serial & Code Numbers (Black) (Techmod 72110)
U.S. Serial & Code Numbers (Black) 6, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28, 32 and 36 inches
Techmod 1:72
2006 | New tool


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Updated: August 30, 2019


Hans Robben Interesting project.
30. August at 18:41:04
Donald Dickson II Watching this. I've seen it once before. I am mlm planning on doing it with the B-58 escorting it
30. August at 18:55:51
Selman Yarar I still have this option, it depends on how good the Talon will be, the PM-Model kit is up to modern standards and the Sword kit is not available (and the Hasegawa one is an F-5B in reality). If not possible i will switch to the scene with the Hustler.... or i'll do a what if and include the Hustler in the scenery, too, as it would fly on the same day but couldn't due to an engine failure. Maybe that would change the fate and save all the planes, who knows :)
31. August at 00:02:11


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