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General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark

Unread postPosted: 14 Aug 2022, 23:26
by jetblast16

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Unread postPosted: 14 Aug 2022, 23:27
by jetblast16

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Unread postPosted: 15 Aug 2022, 00:05
by madrat
Wow, the 200 pound man now weighs 4,200 pounds. 21G!

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Unread postPosted: 16 Aug 2022, 04:31
by edpop
Assorted patches of the F-111

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Unread postPosted: 09 Sep 2022, 04:18
by boilermaker
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 postPosted: 23 Sep 2022, 22:31
by spazsinbad
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)

IMAGE: https://doc-0g-8k-docs.googleuserconten ... authuser=0

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Unread postPosted: 24 Sep 2022, 02:57
by usafr
Thank you for the bed time reading material. Nite, nite.

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Unread postPosted: 24 Sep 2022, 07:59
by spazsinbad
NATOPS (later editions apparently had a blue plastic hard cover) was known as the BIG BLUE SLEEPING PILL.

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Unread postPosted: 29 Sep 2022, 00:52
by viperzerof-2
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.