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Does the F-111 still fly?

Does the F-111 still fly?

USAF F-111s were retired during the 1990s with the F-111Fs in 1996 and EF-111s in 1998….General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark.

F-111 Aardvark
Introduction 18 July 1967
Retired USAF: F-111F, 1996; EF-111A, 1998 RAAF: F-111C, 2010
Status Retired
Primary users United States Air Force (USAF) Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)

Was the F-111 A good aircraft?

The F-111 was a multipurpose tactical fighter bomber capable of supersonic speeds. The aircraft was one of the more controversial aircraft ever to fly, yet it achieved one of the safest operational records of any aircraft in USAF history and became a highly effective all-weather interdiction aircraft.

When was the F-111 retired?

General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark/Retired

Was the F-111 used in Vietnam?

The F-111 served in a number of combat operations. There have been 14 combat losses, only one of which was a confirmed shoot-down. The remainder of the losses were mid-air collisions, flight into terrain, or unknown. Ten United States F-111s were lost during combat action in Vietnam, Libya and Iraq.

What is better F35 or f22?

The F-22 can carry eight air-to-air missiles or two 1,000-pound bombs and two air-to-air missiles in its internal weapons bays. The F-35 can carry 18,000 pounds of missiles and bombs internally and on external hardpoints. While the F-22 is better at dogfighting, the F-35 has far more advanced electronics.

What kind of aircraft is the General Dynamics F-111?

General Dynamics F-111C. The General Dynamics F-111C (nicknamed “Pig”) is a variant of the F-111 Aardvark medium-range interdictor and tactical strike aircraft, developed by General Dynamics to meet Australian requirements. The design was based on the F-111A model but included longer wings and strengthened undercarriage.

When was the first F-111 in service?

The F-111 aircraft conducted its first flight in December 1964 and entered into service with the USAF in 1967. Production of the F-111 was ceased in 1976 after building 566 aircraft in different versions. The variants of the F-111 were in service with the USAF until 1998. The Australian F-111 variant was delivered in 1968.

What kind of radar does the F-111C have?

RAAF F-111C is equipped with a terrain-following radar (TFR). The F-111 fighter dropping bombs. The F-111 fighter, also called Aardvark, is a medium-range, multi-purpose tactical strike aircraft that was developed by General Dynamics.

Why was the F-111 tactical strike aircraft developed?

Previously known as TFX (Tactical Fighter “X”), the aircraft was developed in response to a joint services requirement for a superior fighter from the US Air Force (USAF) and US Navy in 1960. Several variants were developed for operations such as strategic bomber, electronic warfare and reconnaissance.