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F111 Swing Wing Fighter

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F111 Swing Wing Fighter

mikemac666 Uploaded on: January 11, 2010
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Total Comments: 11

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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.