General Dynamics F 111 Aardvark

General Dynamics F 111 Aardvark

This book is a pictorial history of the F-111, the greatest jet fighter-bomber ever built, and includes 740 color photos covering all models from the F-111A through the F-111K.

Author: Don Logan

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 0764305875

Category: History

Page: 314

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This book is a pictorial history of the F-111, the greatest jet fighter-bomber ever built, and includes 740 color photos covering all models from the F-111A through the F-111K. In addition to a "Roll Call" including histories of each individual aircraft, photos of over 90% of the aircraft are included. Nose art of the FB-111A is covered with 48 photos. Book chapters include; Program History, Aircraft System Description, USAF Tactical F-111s, Strategic FB-111s, U.S. Navy F-111Bs, Royal Australian Air Force F- 111s, British Royal Air Force F-111Ks, F-111 Combat Operations, and NASA F-111s. One Hundred and twenty Unit and Campaign patches are included, along with appendices on External Differences, Avionics Systems, F-111 Specifications, a Unit and Tail Code Summary, Attrited Aircraft, and a list of the 113 Aircrew members who died flying the F-111.
Categories: History

General Dynamics F 111 Aardvark

General Dynamics F 111  Aardvark

This new work will include hitherto unpublished photographs, technical diagrams and color profiles, which tell the whole story of this incredible machine.

Author: AM Thornborough

Publisher: Sam Publications

ISBN: 1906959110

Category: Airplanes, Military

Page: 176

View: 372

The iconic General Dynamics F-111 'Aardvark' - a medium range interdictor, tactical strike, strategic bomber, reconnaissance and electronic warfare aircraft - was one of the more controversial jets ever to fly. Yet despite its inauspicious beginnings it became a highly effective 'under the radar' bomber. As a result of a poorly planned development specification, both the Navy and Air Force were committed, much against their will, to a Tactical Fighter Experimental (TFX) program which called for a single aircraft - the F-111 to fulfill both a Navy fleet-defense interceptor requirement and an Air Force supersonic strike aircraft requirement. This was impossible to achieve, especially since planners placed priority upon the Air Force requirement, and then tried to tailor this heavy aircraft to the constraints of carrier-based naval operations. The abortive naval aircraft, the F-111B, was never placed in production, whilst the Air Force aircraft, which was produced in a variety of models, had numerous problems, and only the F-111F actually fulfilled the original TFX design specification. This was less the fault of General Dynamics than that of thecivilian planners in the Pentagon whose 'cost effective' inclinations produced the major aeronautical fiasco of the 1960s - and a costly one at that. Acclaimed author Anthony M Thornborough brings the entire F-111 story into one Datafile, looking in depth at all of the variants of the F-111, its difficult birth, its poor combat debut in the Vietnam War, and its final maturity into a potent weapons delivery system. This new work will include hitherto unpublished photographs, technical diagrams and color profiles, which tell the whole story of this incredible machine.
Categories: Airplanes, Military

General Dynamics F 111 Aardvark

General Dynamics F 111 Aardvark

Note: References to images are in bold air intakes 14; F-111 Aardvark 25; Triple
Plow 9, 10, 12, 16, 25, 35, 36, 37 air-to-air combat 4, 12, 61 Aircraft Maintenance
and Regeneration Center (AMARC) 18 Altick, Lt Col Steve 41, 48 Amberley 59, ...

Author: Peter E. Davies

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781780966120

Category: History

Page: 64

View: 622

Despite its uncertain start the F-111 proved to be one of the most successful and influential designs of the 1960s. Its radical 'swing wing' was adopted by the F-14 Tomcat, Panavia Tornado and Rockwell B-1B Lancer while its turbofan-type engines became standard in many combat aircraft. F-111 crews pioneered tactics using terrain-following and laser targeting devices that made the F-15E Eagle's missions possible. Its 4,000 low-altitude penetration missions during Operation Linebacker in Vietnam showed how individual aircraft can deliver crippling blows to enemy capability without loss to themselves. The recent retirement of the F-111 from Australian service appears to have created a surge of interest in the type, which hasn't been featured in previous Osprey works.
Categories: History

F 111 Aardvark

F 111 Aardvark

The General Dynamics F-111 was one of aviation history's most promising planes when it came out in the early 1960s.

Author: John Gourley

Publisher: Schiffer Military History

ISBN: 0764361287

Category:

Page: 128

View: 306

The General Dynamics F-111 was one of aviation history's most promising planes when it came out in the early 1960s. Despite a rocky service career, political changes in how the military acquired its weaponry, and the addition of too much new technology, the plane provided a credible frontline deterrent to NATO in the Cold War era and was used to great effect in the Vietnam War and Operation Desert Storm. Many of the challenges faced by putting the F-111--with all of its new systems--into service are now accepted as a normal outfit in modern fighter aircraft. The F-111 had a lot of bad publicity, but in the end the F-111 did its job extremely well. Although the Navy did not accept the F-111B model, the Grumman F-14 Tomcat became a success, resulting in large part from the F-111B experience and tests it did accomplish with the radar and missile systems.
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California Warbird Survivors 2002

California Warbird Survivors 2002

639766), 1St F-111 built; and a General Dynamics NF-111A Aardvark (Serial No.
63-9778), NASA AFTI/MAW; the McClellan Aviation Museum has three aircraft, a
General Dynamics FB-111A Aardvark (Serial No. 67-0159); a General ...

Author: Harold A. Skaarup

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595236442

Category: History

Page: 576

View: 835

During the twentieth century, civil and military aviation has played a prominent role in the history and development of California. Commercial operators have exploited the advantages offered by aircraft to overcome its unique challenges of geography and climate. By virtue of California’s comparative size and strategic importance on the West Coast of the continental USA, a wide variety of military aircraft have been based there through the years.The list of military aircraft types that made up the tapestry of California aviation is as extensive as the list of legendary figures who have contributed to its amazing history. While most of the military aircraft types no longer grace the airspace over California, many can be viewed in their former splendor as they stand as gate guards or museum exhibits. This booklet provides a comprehensive guide to where these restored aircraft can be found. Complementing the details concerning aircraft specifications and roles, the author has included many facts. Finally, the descriptions of the recovery, restoration and preservation efforts stand as a tribute to the many volunteers who have devoted time, energy and financial support to ensure this rich heritage is preserved.
Categories: History

Partners in Freedom

Partners in Freedom

General Dynamics F - 111 Aardvark SPECIFICATIONS Manufacturer General
Dynamics Date in service June 1967 Type Fighter - bomber Crew Two Engine F -
111F ... Pratt & Whitney TF30 - P - 100 USERS U.S. Air Force ( retired 1996 ) and
 ...

Author: Joseph R. Chambers

Publisher:

ISBN: UCR:31210014668964

Category: Aeronautics, Military

Page: 256

View: 768

Categories: Aeronautics, Military

F III Aardvark

F III Aardvark

F - 111 Aardvark . British Library Cataloging in Publication Data Kinzey , Bert ,
1945F - 111 Aardvark . - - Rev . ed . 1 . General Dynamics F . 111 aeroplanes 1 .
Title II . Series 623 . 74 ' 64 ISBN 1 - 85310 - 610 - 0 ( Detail & scale ; vol . 4 ) Rev
 ...

Author: Bert Kinzey

Publisher: TAB/Electronics

ISBN: 1853106100

Category: F-111 (Jet fighter plane)

Page: 72

View: 534

Categories: F-111 (Jet fighter plane)

F 111 Aardvark in Detail Scale

F 111 Aardvark in Detail   Scale

An excellent book on the F - 111 with extensive photographic coverage and an
account of a flight in the F - 111 by the author . 3 . Miska , Kurt , General
Dynamics F - 111A to F & FB - 111A , Profile Publications Limited , Windsor ,
Berkshire ...

Author: Bert Kinzey

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105081586203

Category: F-111 (Jet fighter plane)

Page: 72

View: 448

Categories: F-111 (Jet fighter plane)

Alaska Warbird Survivors 2002

Alaska Warbird Survivors 2002

The General Dynamics F-111 “Aardvark” was a multipurpose tactical fighter-
bomber intended to replace the “Century Series” of USAF combat aircraft. It was
the first aircraft to have variable-geometry swing-wings. It was also the first to
have ...

Author: Harold A. Skaarup

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595209187

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 462

The purpose of this handbook is to provide aviation enthusiasts with a simple checklist on where to find the surviving retired military aircraft that are preserved in the state of Alaska. The majority of the “Alaska Warbird Survivors” can be viewed at Elmendorf AFB; Eielson AFB; Kulis ANG Base; in the Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum in Anchorage; in the Alaskaland Pioneer Air Museum in Fairbanks; Healy, Denali Wings; and at Palmer, in the Museum of Alaska Transportation and Industry. Various “gate guardians” are also listed. The museum staffs and volunteer organizations in Alaska have done a particularly good job of preserving the great variety of American combat veteran aircraft, illustrated here. Hopefully, as more aircraft are recovered from their crash sites in the bush and restored, traded or brought back from private owners, that they too will be added to the record. The book lists the aircraft alphabetically by manufacturer, number and type. This list is also appended with a brief summary of the aircraft presently on display within the state and a bit of its history in the US military.
Categories: History

Weapons of Desert Storm

Weapons of Desert Storm

F - 111 / FB - 111 Aardvark General Dynamics F - 111 / FB - 111 Aardvark
United States The F - 111 first flew in 1964 under the TFX ( tactical fighter ,
experimental ) designation . Entering Air Force service in 1967 , it saw action in
the ...

Author: Walter J. Boyne

Publisher: Consumer Guide Books

ISBN: STANFORD:36105080907418

Category: History

Page: 96

View: 947

Describes ships, tanks, aircraft, missiles, and other weapons used in conflict.
Categories: History

Warbirds

Warbirds

F - 111 Aardvark Davies , Peter E . F - 111 Aardvark . Marlborough , Wilshire ,
Eng . : Crowood Press , 1997 . Halberstadt , Hans . F - 111 Aardvark . London :
Windrow and Greene , 1992 . Logan , Don . General Dynamics F - 111 Aardvark .

Author: John C. Fredriksen

Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated

ISBN: STANFORD:36105022161728

Category: History

Page: 363

View: 837

Warbirds pays special attention to the aircraft of America's Golden Age, 1919–1939, and the breakthrough technological developments of that era.
Categories: History

F 111 Aardvark Pilot s Flight Operating Manual

F 111 Aardvark Pilot s Flight Operating Manual

En instruktionsbog (Flight Manual) for F-111 Aardvark.

Author: United States Air Force

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781430312123

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 300

View: 893

En instruktionsbog (Flight Manual) for F-111 Aardvark.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Indian Defence Review

Indian Defence Review

... often known as light bombers from the forties through General Dynamics F -
111 Aardvark and Sukhoi Suthe sixties . ... The heavy attack aircraft differs from
other attack F - 111 Aardvark aircraft in having greater weapon load capability A ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015081727128

Category: India

Page:

View: 280

Categories: India

F 111 Aardvark in Action

F 111 Aardvark in Action

The F-111, which ultimately proved to be a very capable fighter-bomber for the US and Australian Air Forces, was born out of the desire of Secretary of Defense Robert Strange McNamara to force the USAF and the Navy to use a single aircraft ...

Author: David Doyle

Publisher: MMD-Squadron Signal

ISBN: 0897478614

Category: History

Page: 80

View: 613

The F-111, which ultimately proved to be a very capable fighter-bomber for the US and Australian Air Forces, was born out of the desire of Secretary of Defense Robert Strange McNamara to force the USAF and the Navy to use a single aircraft for all tactical missions strike, close air support, air superiority and fleet air defense. The initial effort, called the Tactical Fighter Experimental, or TFX, was based largely on the Air Forces requirements, with a few adaptations to approximate the Navy's desires. The initial Air Force version of the aircraft would be the F-111A, while the Navy variant was the F-111B. Although General Dynamics was the prime contractor, the company had little recent experience in building carrier-borne aircraft, and turned to Grumman as a subcontractor for the assembly and testing of the Navy planes. The F-111 itself, the first production variable wing geometry aircraft, would have a remarkable 30+ year service history. During that time the aircraft was produced in five models, and modified and rebuilt into three additional models. Illustrated with over 200 color and b/w photos.
Categories: History

F 111 Aardvark

F 111 Aardvark

This is the story of the world's first operational swing-wing bomber.

Author: Peter E. Davies

Publisher: Crowood Press

ISBN: 1861260792

Category: F-111 (Jet fighter plane)

Page: 192

View: 443

F-111 AardvarkThornborough and DaviesThis detailed account follows the story through from the successful bid to build the aircraft for the US military, up to today with the F-111 still in service. All F-111 variants are covered, along with analysis of the roles the aircraft has undertaken. With comment from crews, all relevant facts and figures, and superb color photographs, this is the definitive history of this important aircraft. Hdbd., 8 1/4x 11, 192 pgs., 18 bandw ill., 2 color.
Categories: F-111 (Jet fighter plane)

The History of the U S Air Force

The History of the U S  Air Force

... McDonnell F-101 Voodoo (1954-81) Convair F-102 Delta Dagger (1956-74)
Lockheed F-104 Starfighter (1958-70) l Republic F-105 Thunderchief (1958-84) l
P Convair F-106 Delta Dart (1959- ) General Dynamics (Convair) F-111 Aardvark
 ...

Author: Bill Yenne

Publisher:

ISBN: 0681416815

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 722

Categories: Political Science

NASA s Contributions to Aeronautics Flight environment operations flight testing and research

NASA s Contributions to Aeronautics  Flight environment  operations  flight testing  and research

... 776n26 ; YF - 16 testing , 778 , 839 General Dynamics F - 111 Aardvark : crew
escape module testing , 203 ; drop - model testing , 288 ; F - 111 supercritical
wing research aircraft , 778 ; high - angle - of - attack behavior , 778 ; loss of
aircraft ...

Author: Richard Hallion

Publisher: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Headquarters

ISBN: UCSD:31822036341212

Category: Aeronautics

Page:

View: 662

Two-volume collection of case studies on aspects of NACA-NASA research by noted engineers, airmen, historians, museum curators, journalists, and independent scholars. Explores various aspects of how NACA-NASA research took aeronautics from the subsonic to the hypersonic era.-publisher description.
Categories: Aeronautics

Aircraft Aerospace Asia Pacific

Aircraft   Aerospace Asia Pacific

Balance of power The RAAF is confident that it will not lose its punch when the F -
111 is retired and the F - 35 enters service . ... ( 5900kg ) range - was less than
the Aardvark ' s , aerial refuelling from new tankers would enable it to accomplish
all vital missions . ... as the F / A - 18E / F : in the early 1970s , delays with the
delivery of the General Dynamics F - 111C , as a replacement for the Government
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105113214105

Category: Aeronautics

Page:

View: 591

Categories: Aeronautics

New Mexico Warbird Survivors 2002

New Mexico Warbird Survivors 2002

31 General Dynamics F-111A Aardvark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
General Dynamics F-111F Aardvark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 General
Dynamics EF-111A Aardvark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Grumman TBM-
3E ...

Author: Harold A. Skaarup

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595224261

Category: Transportation

Page: 188

View: 780

During the twentieth century, civil and military aviation has played a prominent role in the history and development of New Mexico. Commercial operators have exploited the advantages offered by aircraft to overcome the unique challenges of geography and climate. By virtue of New Mexico’s comparative isolation which suited the secrecy of innumerable military projects, a wide variety of military aircraft have been based there through the years. The list of military aircraft types that made up the tapestry of New Mexico aviation is as extensive as the list of legendary figures who have contributed to its amazing history. While most of the military aircraft types no longer grace the airspace over New Mexico, many can be viewed in their former splendor as they stand as gate guards or museum exhibits. This booklet provides a comprehensive guide to where these restored aircraft can be found. Complementing the details concerning aircraft specifications and roles, the author has included many facts. Finally, the descriptions of the recovery, restoration and preservation efforts stand as a tribute to the many volunteers who have devoted time, energy and financial support to ensure this rich heritage is preserved.This handbook is designed to provide aviation enthusiasts with a simple checklist on where to find retired military aircraft that are preserved in New Mexico.
Categories: Transportation

Jane s Aircraft Recognition Guide

Jane s Aircraft Recognition Guide

General Dynamics F - 16 Fighting Falcon USA Type : multi - role fighter
Accommodation : one pilot Dimensions : Length : 49 ft 4 in ( 15 . 03 m ) Wingspan
: 31 ft ( 9 . ... General Dynamics F - 111 Aardvark USA Type : variable. 33 1
General ...

Author: David Rendall

Publisher: Harper San Francisco

ISBN: STANFORD:36105018343280

Category: Airplanes

Page: 505

View: 152

A comprehensive guide to modern civil and military aircraft. It combines technical data with clear recognition silhouettes and photographs, allowing the reader to identify all kinds of aircraft.
Categories: Airplanes