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|Posted by woody2858 on 02/20/14 at 04:24 AM|
brilliant profile shot
|Posted by sailor63 on 05/21/11 at 08:31 PM|
The first squadron of F-11's (12 Planes) were sent to Viet Nam. After 3 or 4 crashed because of mechanical failure, they were grounded. I was there when this tragedy occurred. I don't what happened to them after they were grounded, but as far as I know they weren't flown for the rest of 1967, or maybe '68.
|Posted by djbrooks on 03/29/11 at 08:29 PM|
Sorry above post, it was originally contracted by the Navy.
The planes stayed in service until 1991 when they were retired and sold to austrailia.
|Posted by djbrooks on 03/29/11 at 08:27 PM|
The F-111 was made in the early 60's. I was originally contracted for the navy but was too heavy for their aircraft carriers(i know i have lifted the tail hook with a few guys). The air force then adpopted it and used various models of it F-111a FB-111(carried nukes and heavily flown by S.A.C). Also set a record as fastest jet under 500 miles of Mach 2 plus.
Had participated in flying either a heart or some vital organs accross the country for operations and humanitarian reasons.
Thes were the planes that shut up Khadafi in 865 and i was proud to work on them.
|Posted by CatMagic on 11/10/10 at 09:01 AM|
Great photo of the worlds premier strike jet, F1-11C. Excellent angle!!! Love the 1990's paint scheme!
|Posted by lolokop on 05/20/10 at 12:30 PM|
|Posted by 328x4 on 01/11/10 at 09:44 PM|
Couple of great shots, believe these are Aussies, USAF birds were F/B or EF's. Seems like Tomcats were born from a failed attempt at navalizing the 111.
|Posted by Entropy on 01/11/10 at 02:37 PM|
The 1st production ones I think but back in the 50’s there were some X-Plaines with VSW
|Posted by ShamROCKS on 01/11/10 at 02:32 PM|
I thought (assumed) it was the Tomcat.
|Posted by mikemac666 on 01/11/10 at 02:26 PM|
I Thought they were the first ?
|Posted by Entropy on 01/11/10 at 02:21 PM|
An old one, I remember this as a kid, it might have been the first US swing wing aircraft. Best image so far.