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General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark, Paperback / softback Book

General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark Paperback / softback

Illustrated by Henry Morshead, Adam Tooby

Part of the Air Vanguard series


Despite its uncertain start the F-111 proved to be one of the most successful and influential designs of the 1960s.

Its radical `swing wing' was adopted by the F-14 Tomcat, Panavia Tornado and Rockwell B-1B Lancer while its turbofan-type engines became standard in many combat aircraft.

F-111 crews pioneered tactics using terrain-following and laser targeting devices that made the F-15E Eagle's missions possible.

Its 4,000 low-altitude penetration missions during Operation Linebacker in Vietnam showed how individual aircraft can deliver crippling blows to enemy capability without loss to themselves.

The recent retirement of the F-111 from Australian service appears to have created a surge of interest in the type, which hasn't been featured in previous Osprey works.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 64 pages, 15 b/w; 42 col
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Air forces & warfare
  • ISBN: 9781780966113



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