General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark

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General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark: Aircraft profile

The versatile "swing wing" F-111, unofficially named the "Aardvark" until its retirement ceremony on July 27, 1996, when the name was made official, entered the USAF inventory in 1967.

General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark front: An air-to-air left front view of an F-111 aircraft during a refueling mission over the North Sea.General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark front: An air-to-air left front view of an F-111 aircraft during a refueling mission over the North Sea.

The F-111's wings are straight for takeoffs, landings or slow speed flight; by sweeping its wings rearward, it can exceed twice the speed of sound (Mach 2).

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