F-111 Aardvark

General Dynamics F-111A 67-0067, seen in the NMUSAF's Southeast Asia Gallery. This aircraft participated in the Linebacker II 1972-73 offensive against North Vietnam, with the 474th Tactical Fighter Wing.

F-111A Aardvark

Magazine Articles and Photos:

George C. Wilson   "General Dynamics Rejects Plan For TFX Flying Prototype Contest"   Aviation Week & Space Technology  May 13, 1963  p.27-29


Photo: "F-111 Countermeasures System Delivered"   Aviation Week & Space Technology  May 25, 1964  p.24

Edward H. Kolcum   "Configurations of F-111A, B Unveiled"   Aviation Week & Space Technology  June 1, 1964  p.21-22  2 illustrations

"F-111 Navaid Performs Multiple Functions"   Aviation Week & Space Technology  August 17, 1964  p.77-85  6 illustrations

Erwin J. Bulban   "Refinements Reduce F-111A Weight, Drag"]   Aviation Week & Space Technology  October 19, 1964  p.26-27  1 photo

"Details of F-111A Inlet, Radome, Nose Gear Shown"   Aviation Week & Space Technology  November 2, 1964  p.40-41  6 photos

Erwin J. Bulban   "Malfunction Shortens First Flight of F-111"   Aviation Week & Space Technology  December 28, 1964  p.18-19  4 photos

"Closeup Photos Show F-111 Inlet Geometry"   Aviation Week & Space Technology  January 11, 1965  p.73  4 photos

George C. Wilson   "USAF Orders Production F-111s; TF30 Again Fails Supersonic Test"   Aviation Week & Space Technology  April 19, 1965  p.27

Photo:  "Pratt & Whitney TF30 Engine"   Aviation Week & Space Technology  July 26, 1965  front cover

"F-111A Air Inlet System Modified"   Aviation Week & Space Technology  August 2, 1965  p.28

C.M. Plattner   "F-111A Stretch, Inlet Changes Planned"   Aviation Week & Space Technology  September 27, 1965  p.93-97  4 photos


"Iron Bombs Hung on F-111 for Test"   Aviation Week & Space Technology  February 14, 1966  p.35  2 photos

[Photo:  "Modified F-111 Crew Module Parachute Tested"]   Aviation Week & Space Technology  January 30, 1967  p.83

"Weapons Test Boosts F-111A for War Role"   Aviation Week & Space Technology  January 1, 1968  p.17-18  1 photo

[Photo: "F-111A tests bomb release"]   Aviation Week & Space Technology  January 8, 1968  front cover


C.M. Plattner  "F-111 Expanding Variable-Wing Technology"   Aviation Week & Space Technology  May 27, 1968  p.80-92  3 photos


Photo:  "RF-111A Carries APD-8 Radar"  Aviation Week & Space Technology  December 2, 1968  p.104

Craig Covault   "F-111 Fighter Role Being Expanded"   Aviation Week & Space Technology  February 6, 1978  p.119-124  6 photos

Photo:  "Pave Mover Surveillance Radar Tested on F-111"   AW&ST  July 19, 1982  p.141

David A. Brown   "Pave Tack Target System Demonstrated"   AW&ST  September 6, 1982  p.200-209  7 photos  2 illustrations


Frank Olivieri  "The Aardvarks Gather at Canon"   Air Force  April 1993  p.36-42  10 photos



Newspaper Articles and Photos:

The TFX (Now F-111) Folds Wings in Test Flight, Awing Spectators"   New York Times  January 7, 1965  p.1 c.3+  2 photos

"F-111 Breaks Sound Barrier"   New York Times  March 6, 1965  p.53 c.2

"Capsule of Missing F-111 Is Found With Two Dead"   New York Times  February 3, 1971  p.43 c.5

"2 Air Force Pilots Killed As Jet Explodes in Florida"   New York Times  June 19, 1972  p.67 c.3

"U.S. Warplane Crashes in Britain"   New York Times  April 30, 1980  p.6 c.5