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FB-111 Aardvark theater bomber

Country of Origin: USA


The FB-111 was the strategic/theater bomber version of the U.S. F-111 multi-purpose aircraft (see separate database entry for F-111).

The FB-111 design differed from the tactical strike aircraft variants by having different engines, a 3.5-ft (1.07-m) extension on each wingtip, strengthened landing gear and fuselage, greater fuel capacity and improved avionics.

In the basic F-111 design, the pivot points for the variable-sweep, shoulder-mounted wings were located relatively close to...

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