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XB-70 Valkyrie Exhaust Nozzles Detail Set

Armory 1/72 XB-70 Valkyrie Exhaust Nozzles Detail Set First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review November 2021 Manufacturer Armory
Subject XB-70 Valkyrie Exhaust Nozzles Detail Set Scale 1/72
Kit Number a7210 Primary Media Resin/PE
Pros Nice J79 nozzle details Cons See text
Skill Level Intermediate MSRP (USD) $18.90

First Look

Armory of the Ukraine produces a wide variety of kits and detail sets, with this release providing a nice update to the AMT/ERTL/Italeri 1/72 XB-70 Valkyrie mach 3 bomber kit.

XB-70 Valkyrie Exhaust Nozzles Detail Set

The set was evidently designed using the long J79 nozzle pattern which was common with the late-model F-4 Phantom II and late F-104 Starfighter aircraft, but they show how to cut these down to the short nozzle configuration which was used on the XB-70 as well as early F-4 and F-104 aircraft.

In addition to building up six detailed nozzles inside and out, this set also provides structural details for the rear of the aircraft as well. If you have wanted to build your XB-70 kit, or have built one and want to upgrade those J79 nozzles, here's a photo-etched set that will get that job done right.

You can purchase Armory products from a number of online stockists as well as directly from their online store.

My sincere thanks to Armory for this review sample!