General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark

Fighter Bomber

General Dynamics F-111E Aardvark United States Air Force (USAF) 68-0033 UH © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark is a twin-engined two-seat sweep wing fighter bomber aircraft produced by the US-American manufacturer General Dynamics Corporation.
The F-111 was only operated by the US Air Force and the Royal Australian Air Force (F-111C/F-111G). The FB-111 is a strategic-bomber variant. The EF-111A Raven is an electronic warfare aircraft variant. 42 F-111A were converted by Grumman Aerospace Corporation.
Crew2
Propulsion2 Turbofan Engines
Engine ModelPratt & Whitney TF30-P-111
Engine Power (each)
dry/with Afterburner
79,6 / 111,7 kN17900 / 25100 lbf
Speed2600 km/h1404 kts
  1616 mph
Service Ceiling17.983 m59.000 ft
Range4.708 km2.542 NM
2.925 mi.
Empty Weight21.535 kg47.477 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight45.360 kg100.002 lbs
Wing Span19,20 m62 ft 12 in
Wing Area61,2 (48,8) m659 (525) ft
Length22,40 m73 ft 6 in
Height5,23 m17 ft 2 in
First Flight21.12.1964
Production Statusout of production
Total Production562
ICAO CodeF111
Data for (Version)General Dynamics F-111F
VariantsEF-111 Raven

[Photo-ID: 5392] Karsten Palt 2012-01-11
General Dynamics EF-111A Raven, United States Air Force (USAF), 66-6057, c/n EF-41, Karsten Palt, 2012General Dynamics
EF-111A Raven
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 66-6057
c/n: EF-41
 
ex F-111A 660057
National Museum of the United States Air Force [Dayton, Ohio / USA (Wright-Patterson AFB)]
[Photo-ID: 5422] Karsten Palt 2012-01-11
General Dynamics F-111A Aardvark, United States Air Force (USAF), 67-0067, c/n A1-112, Karsten Palt, 2012General Dynamics
F-111A Aardvark
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 67-0067
c/n: A1-112
 
National Museum of the United States Air Force [Dayton, Ohio / USA (Wright-Patterson AFB)]
[Photo-ID: 2962] Hartmut Ehlers 2009-12-01
General Dynamics F-111C, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), A8-130, c/n 6, Hartmut Ehlers, 2009General Dynamics
F-111C
Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)
Reg.: A8-130
c/n: 6
 
LIMA 2009 [Pulau Langkawi - International (WMKL / LGK)]
[Photo-ID: 1181] Karsten Palt 2008-07-16
General Dynamics F-111E Aardvark, United States Air Force (USAF), 67-0120, c/n A1-165/E-6, Karsten Palt, 2008General Dynamics
F-111E Aardvark
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 67-0120
c/n: A1-165/E-6
 
Imperial War Museum [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 13096] Karsten Palt 2016-07-10
General Dynamics F-111E Aardvark, United States Air Force (USAF), 67-0120, c/n A1-165/E-6, Karsten Palt, 2016General Dynamics
F-111E Aardvark
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 67-0120
c/n: A1-165/E-6
 
Imperial War Museum [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 11032] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
General Dynamics F-111E Aardvark, United States Air Force (USAF), 68-0033, c/n A1-202, Karsten Palt, 2015General Dynamics
F-111E Aardvark
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 68-0033
c/n: A1-202
 
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 11033] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
General Dynamics F-111E Aardvark, United States Air Force (USAF), 68-0033, c/n A1-202, Karsten Palt, 2015General Dynamics
F-111E Aardvark
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 68-0033
c/n: A1-202
 
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 5423] Karsten Palt 2012-01-11
General Dynamics F-111F Aardvark, United States Air Force (USAF), 70-2390, c/n E2-29, Karsten Palt, 2012General Dynamics
F-111F Aardvark
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 70-2390
c/n: E2-29
 
National Museum of the United States Air Force [Dayton, Ohio / USA (Wright-Patterson AFB)]
[Photo-ID: 6689] Karsten Palt 2013-05-17
General Dynamics F-111F Aardvark, United States Air Force (USAF), 74-0177, c/n E2-95/F-95, Karsten Palt, 2013General Dynamics
F-111F Aardvark
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 74-0177
c/n: E2-95/F-95
 
Royal Air Force Museum Cosford [Shifnal, Shropshire]
[Photo-ID: 11298] Karsten Palt 2015-06-04
General Dynamics FB-111A Aardvark, United States Air Force (USAF), 68-0245, c/n B1-17, Karsten Palt, 2015General Dynamics
FB-111A Aardvark
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 68-0245
c/n: B1-17
 
March Field Air Museum [Riverside, CA]
[Photo-ID: 11299] Karsten Palt 2015-06-04
General Dynamics FB-111A Aardvark, United States Air Force (USAF), 68-0245, c/n B1-17, Karsten Palt, 2015General Dynamics
FB-111A Aardvark
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 68-0245
c/n: B1-17
 
March Field Air Museum [Riverside, CA]
[Photo-ID: 13235] Karsten Palt 2016-10-10
General Dynamics FB-111A Aardvark, United States Air Force (USAF), 69-6507, c/n B1-69, Karsten Palt, 2016General Dynamics
FB-111A Aardvark
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 69-6507
c/n: B1-69
 
Castle Air Museum [Atwater, CA]
[Photo-ID: 13236] Karsten Palt 2016-10-10
General Dynamics FB-111A Aardvark, United States Air Force (USAF), 69-6507, c/n B1-69, Karsten Palt, 2016General Dynamics
FB-111A Aardvark
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 69-6507
c/n: B1-69
 
Castle Air Museum [Atwater, CA]