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
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.
This new work will include hitherto unpublished photographs, technical diagrams and color profiles, which tell the whole story of this incredible machine.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
Category: Airplanes, Military
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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 ,
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
Author: Harold A. Skaarup
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.
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
Author: Walter J. Boyne
Publisher: Consumer Guide Books
Describes ships, tanks, aircraft, missiles, and other weapons used in conflict.
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
Warbirds pays special attention to the aircraft of America's Golden Age, 1919–1939, and the breakthrough technological developments of that era.
... 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 ...
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
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.
This is the story of the world's first operational swing-wing bomber.
Author: Peter E. Davies
Publisher: Crowood Press
Category: F-111 (Jet fighter plane)
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.
... 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
Author: Richard Hallion
Publisher: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Headquarters
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.
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
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.
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
Author: David Rendall
Publisher: Harper San Francisco
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.