In the maneuvering last week between Congressman Carl Vinson and the Kennedy Administration, the bomber that was the cause of the fracas was all but ignored. What is the RS-70? Why did it stir such emotion in the Pentagon, the White House and the Congress? Is it a bust or a super plane?

THE RS-70 is the Air Force's new "reconnaissance-strike" version of the B70 superbomber that has been on the planning boards since 1953. It would be a truly revolutionary aircraft, flying at 2,000 m.p.h. at 80,000 ft. for distances, without refueling, of...

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