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fighter/bomber
US$8.2 million
two
2- 25,100 lbs ea.
75' 8"
63' 0"
32' 0"
47,480 lbs.
98,980 lbs.
1- 20 mm
31,500 lbs.
685 mph
1,850 mph
26,000 fpm
60,000 feet
3,000 miles
12/21/64
1967






The F-111 for sale by General Dynamics were conceived by their builders as fighters for use by both the U.S.A.F. and the U.S.N. While the aircraft was being developed, a number of problems were discovered with the navalized aircraft, which the U.S. Navy felt would be too time consuming and costly to overcome.  Thereafter development of the aircraft proceeded solely to U. S. Air Force specifications.

The resultant aircraft, which first flew in December of 1964, became the world's fastest strategic bomber. It was the first production aircraft to employ variable geometry wings. The aircraft employed the first all-weather ground following radar system. It was proven in combat in Desert Storm, Libya and Vietnam.

The F-111 for sale flew many of the initial sorties of Desert Storm. In addition to bombing missions, specially equipped EF-111A Raven aircraft flew electronics counter measure (ECM) missions, primarily as radar jammers. Using precision guided ordnance, F-111 bombers took out reinforced bunkers by day and enemy armor by night.

The F-111 has a wide flight envelope, using its swing wings for relatively slow speeds when extended, to high supersonic speeds when the wings are folded back.

Much of the F-111's fuselage interior and the wings are devoted to holding a total of 34,494 lbs. of internal fuel. That, plus an additional 16,416 lbs. of fuel carried in external tanks gives it a long range without refueling.

A unique feature of the F-111 for sale is its ejection pod. The aircraft crew are seated within a module which is propelled in its entirety from the aircraft, parachuting to the ground, in the event of an ejection.

Additional F-111 missions roles included the support of ground forces, reconnaissance and strategic bombing.

Although the F-111 for sale was retired from the USAF in 1996, it continued to operate in the Australian Air Force through 2010.

Of a total of 563 F-111 aircraft sold, 77 were lost while totaling over a million hours of flight. That makes them the safest "Century Series" aircraft produced, and one of the aircraft with the best safety records in the history of the U.S.A.F.



F-111 For Sale from Jet-Tech.

Pictured above and in the first picture below is the F-111 for sale as a kit by Jet-Tech.  The aircraft pictured was built by Franz Walti. It has a wingspan of 100.5" open, and a length of 118". Power comes from a single 35 lb. thrust turbine engine.


F-111 For Sale built by Franz Walti.


F-111 For Sale from Phil Cooke plans.

The F-111 for sale from Phil Cooke plans is 1:20 scale with a 42.5" wingspan. The slope soarer operates on two channels.


Mike Selby's F-111 For Sale.

The great looking F-111 for sale, built by Frank Selby, features swing wings, has an open wingspan of 101", a length of 117", and weighs about 52 lbs. Power comes from a pair of turbines producing 28 lbf. thrust each.

Airborne Plans Service has plans for a sport scale F-111 for sale. It has a fixed open wingspan of 55". Recommended power is a .46 - 2c engine in the nose.

We have heard about some individual projects for the F-111 Aardvark in RC Groups. One was a swing wing pusher prop foam park flyer. The other was a ducted fan project.

If you have a favorite F-111 for sale that you would like to recommend, please tell us.