General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark

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Unread post14 Aug 2022, 23:26

Have F110, Block 70, will travel
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Have F110, Block 70, will travel
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Unread post15 Aug 2022, 00:05

Wow, the 200 pound man now weighs 4,200 pounds. 21G!
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Unread post16 Aug 2022, 04:31

Assorted patches of the F-111
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Unread post09 Sep 2022, 04:18

Am doing a report on the SU-24. Though it may look alike the F-111, it is nothing like a F-111 and its mission seem quite different due to its short range. Apparently originally it was supposed to be a fixed wing jump jet for ground attack, a sort of big Harrier.

My question is regarding the Ground control box in the aircraft. It seems like ground pilots could take over the entire flight and direct the plane (even bring it to a landing approach within an altitude of 100 ft), the SU-24 pilot being only a glorified air datalink technician. One of ground command unit system is the Raguda-75.

The Russians made a “Hero”/Sky movie about their pilot getting shot down by the Turks. Seems to me he could have had the flight taken over by one of those ground stations sending him to his provocative death. Is it how Russians fight? Do their export version have a similar system?
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Unread post23 Sep 2022, 22:31

T.O. 1F-111(B)A-1 Flight Manual (Later) for the General Dynamics FB-111A aircraft, dated 25 February 1977
http://aviationarchives.blogspot.com/20 ... anual.html

PDF: https://docdro.id/6eWf4ve (69Mb)

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Thank you for the bed time reading material. Nite, nite.
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Unread post24 Sep 2022, 07:59

NATOPS (later editions apparently had a blue plastic hard cover) was known as the BIG BLUE SLEEPING PILL.
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Unread post29 Sep 2022, 00:52

https://apps.dtic.mil/sti/pdfs/ADB023405.pdf

“EAR” PESA radar that was planned for the FB-111 and evolved into the B-1 radar.

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