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The General Dynamics F-111 'Ardvark '[N 1] is a Mach 2+ tactical and strategic strike aircraft.

HistoryEdit

VariantsEdit

  • F-111A:
    • FB-111A:
    • EF-111A:
  • F-111B: Naval version. Cancelled in favour of the F-14 Tomcat
  • F-111C:
    • RF-111C:
  • F-111D:
  • F-111E:
  • F-111F:

Operating UnitsEdit

USAFEdit

  • 20th Tactical Fighter Wing - F-111E
  • 27th Tactical Fighter Wing - F-111D
  • 48th Tactical Fighter Wing - F-111F
  • 366th Tactical Fighter Wing - F-111A
  • 380th Bomb Wing - FB-111A
  • 509th bomb Wing - FB-111A[N 2]

RAAFEdit

  • No 1 Squadron - F-111A/F-111C/RF-111C
  • No 6 Squadron - F-111A/F-111C/RF-111C[1]

SurvivorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. This is an unofficial nickname, which was only formally adopted when the type was retired from US service
  2. Two other USAF units, the 4th and 390th Electronic Combat Squadrons, operated the EF-111A Electronic Countermeasures version.[1]

SourcesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Take Off magazine. Aerospace Publishing Ltd. 1995/1996. Issue 77 Flying Colours

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