Military


F-111 Aardvark

Specifications
Primary Function Multipurpose tactical fighter bomber.
Contractor General Dynamics Corporation.
Power Plant F-111A/E, two Pratt & Whitney TF30-P103 turbofans.
Thrust F-111A/E, 18,500 pounds (8,325 kilograms) each with afterburners;
F-111D, 19,600 pounds (8,820 kilograms) with afterburners;
F-111F, 25,000 pounds (11,250 kilograms) with afterburners.
Length 73 feet, 6 inches (22.0 meters).
Height 17 feet, 1 1/2 inches (5.13 meters).
Wingspan 63 feet (19 meters) full forward; 31 feet, 11 1/2 inches (11.9 meters) full aft.
Speed F-111F -- Mach 1.2 at sea level; Mach 2.5 at 60,000 feet.
Ceiling 60,000-plus feet (18,200 meters)
50,000 feet (15,152 meters) EF-111A
Range 3,565 miles (3,100 nautical miles) with external fuel tanks
2,000 miles (1,740 nautical miles) EF-111A
Weight F-111F, empty 47,481 pounds (21,367 kilograms).
Maximum Takeoff Weight F-111F, 100,000 pounds (45,000 kilograms)
EF-111A 89,000 pounds (40,050 kilograms)
Armament Up to four nuclear bombs on four pivoting wing pylons, and two in internal weapons bay. Wing pylons carry total external load of 25,000 pounds (11,250 kilograms) of bombs, rockets, missiles, or fuel tanks.

20 CBU-52
20 CBU-59
20 CBU-71
  8 CBU-87
  8 CBU-89
20 MK-20
  4 BL-755

Unit cost $FY98
[Total Program]
$75 million.
Crew Two, pilot and weapon systems officer.
Date Deployed October 1967.
InventoryNone, retired in 1996
[formerly Active force, 225; ANG, 0; Reserve, 0]

In all 563 F-111s in several variants were built.



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