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GENERAL DYNAMICS F-111 Aardvark

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F111
Aircraft
Name F-111 Aardvark
Manufacturer GENERAL DYNAMICS
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
WTC Medium
APC D
Type code L2J
Engine Jet
Engine count Multi
Mass group 4


Manufacturered as:

GENERAL DYNAMICS RF-111 Aardvark
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GENERAL DYNAMICS F-111 Aardvark
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GRUMMAN Raven
GRUMMAN EF-111 Raven


GENERAL DYNAMICS F-111 Aardvark

GENERAL DYNAMICS F-111 Aardvark

Description

The General Dynamics F-111 "Aardvark" is a medium-range interdictor and tactical strike aircraft that also fills the roles of strategic bomber, reconnaissance, and electronic warfare in its various versions. Developed in the 1960s and first entering service in 1967, the United States Air Force (USAF) variants were officially retired by 1998 and replaced by the F-15E Strike Eagle. The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) is the sole remaining operator of the F-111.

Technical Data

Wing span 19.2 m62.992 ft
Length 22.4 m73.491 ft
Height 5.22 m17.126 ft
Powerplant 2 x Pratt & Whitney TF30-P-100 turbofans.
Engine model Pratt & Whitney TF30

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
Descent
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
Approach
V2 (IAS) kts IAS kts IAS kts IAS kts MACH TAS kts MACH IAS kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) kts
Distance 1000 m ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH 0.78 ROD ft/min ROD ft/min MCS kts Distance 1200 m
MTOW 4530045,300 kg
45.3 tonnes
kg
Ceiling FL590 ROD ft/min APC D
WTC M Range 25402,540 nm
4,704,080 m
4,704.08 km
15,433,333.345 ft
NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving F111

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