Warfare & Defence  

General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark (Paperback)

Peter E. Davies

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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.


Product Details

  • Product code: AIADN
  • ISBN: 9781780966113
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 24.4cm x 18.4cm
  • Pages: 64
  • Publish date: Sun Oct 20 00:00:00 BST 2013
  • Book points: 11

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