General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark, Paperback Book

General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark Paperback

Illustrated by Henry Morshead, Adam Tooby

Part of the Air Vanguard series

Description

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.

Information

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

Other Formats

£11.99

£9.35

 
Free Home Delivery

on all orders

 
Pick up orders

from local bookshops

Also in the Air Vanguard series   |  View all