GENERAL DYNAMICS F-111 AARDVARK

F-111 SERVICE

Manufacturer: General Dynamics Corp., New York, New York, USA
(In 1970, headquarters relocated to St. Louis, Missouri, USA)
Model: ?
Designation: F-111
Names: Aardvark (RAAF, became official in 1996); Raven (EF-111A)
First official flight: (F-111A) 21/12/1964
Factory production period: 1963 - 1976
Primary service period: 1967 - 1996
Last official flight: (EF-111A) 02/05/1998

F-111 VARIANTS

1964 Model: ? F-111A 158  
1965 Model: ? F-111B 7  
1967 Model: ? FB-111A 77 Total: 242
         
1968 Model: ? F-111C 24 Total: 024
         
1970 Model: ? F-111D  96  
1969 Model: ? F-111E  94  
1971 Model: ? F-111F 106 Total: 296

Grand Total: 562

F-111 PRODUCTION

F-111A
Twin engined, swing-wing, tactical fighter-bomber.
First 17 were pre-production aircraft, 4 to RAAF in 1982.
Produced 1963 - 1967

General Dynamics Fort Worth, Texas (CF)

63-9766 / 63-9782 A1-01 / A1-17  
65-5701 / 65-5710 A1-19 / A1-28  
66-0011 / 66-0058 A1-29 / A1-76  
67-0032 / 67-0114 A1-77 / A1-159 Total: 158
7 additional airframes cancelled.

F-111B
As F-111A, USN version, minor changes, shorter nose.
Produced 1964 - 1965, 1968

Grumman Bethpage, Long Is., New York

BuNo.151970 / 151974 A2-01 / A2-05  
BuNo.152714, 152715 A2-06, A2-07 Total: 007
30 additional airframes cancelled.

FB-111A
As F-111A, strategic bomber version, engine upgrade,
F-111B wings, minor changes. F-111A s/n: 63-9783
completed as the prototype.
Produced 1967 - 1971

General Dynamics Fort Worth, Texas (CF)

63-9783 A1-18  
67-0159 / 67-0163 B1-01 / B1-05  
67-7192 / 67-7196 B1-06 / B1-10  
68-0239 / 68-0292 B1-11 / B1-64  
69-6503 / 69-6514 B1-65 / B1-76 Total: 077
369 additional airframes cancelled.

F-111C
As F-111A, strike version for RAAF, underwing
bomb pylons.
Produced 1968 - 1969

General Dynamics Fort Worth, Texas (CF)

67-0125 / 67-0148
All delivered to RAAF as:
A8-125 / A8-148
D1-01 / D1-24

Total: 024

F-111D
As F-111A, engine / avionics upgrade.
Produced 1969 - 1973

General Dynamics Fort Worth, Texas (CF)

68-0085 / 68-0180 A6-01 / A6-96

Total: 096

684 additional airframes cancelled.

F-111E
As F-111A, modified air intakes, minor changes.
Produced 1969 - 1971

General Dynamics Fort Worth, Texas (CF)

67-0115 / 67-0124 A1-160 / A1-169
(E-01 / E-94)
 
68-0001 / 68-0084 A1-170 / A1-253
(E-11 / E-94)
Total: 094

F-111F
As F-111D, engine upgrade, simplified avionics.
Produced 1970 - 1976

General Dynamics Fort Worth, Texas (CF)

70-2362 / 70-2419 E2-01 / E2-58
(F1-01 / F1-58)
 
71-0883 / 71-0894 E2-59 / E2-70
(F1-59 / F1-70)
 
72-1441 / 72-1452 E2-71 / E2-82
(F1-71 / F1-82)
 
73-0707 / 73-0718 E2-83 / E2-94
(F1-83 / F1-94)
 
74-0177 / 74-0188 E2-95 / E2-106
(F1-95 / F1-106)
Total: 106
24 additional airframes cancelled.

FB-111H - 1977, proposed strategic bomber version, cancelled.
F-111K - 1967, proposed strike / reconn. version for RAF. 46 on order cancelled.
TF-111K
- 1967, proposed trainers for RAF, 4 on order cancelled.
                  Two already under construction to USAF as YF-111A,
                  both scrapped before delivery.

Grand Total: 562

F-111 CONVERSIONS

USAF

EF-111A 42 Raven
F-111A, 1977-1998, conversions for electronic warfare missions.
Conversions by Grumman Aerospace Corp., New York.
GF-111A 1+ F-111A, ground instructional conversions.
RF-111A 1 F-111A(63-9776), 1967-1968, prototype tactical reconn. conversion.
Additional conversions as RF-111D cancelled.
FB-111B 155 F-111A / F-111D, 1979, proposed strategic bomber, conversions cancelled.
F-111G 36 FB-111A, 1989-1993, conversions as tactical bombers,
15 to Australia in 1994.

Foreign Conversions

RF-111C

4

F-111C, 1979, reconnaissance conversions for Australia.

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