F-111F

Combat Lancer: The Debut of the F-111

Combat Lancer: The Debut of the F-111

The F-111 opens its combat career. In the fall of 1967, PACAF began deployment planning for its first General Dynamics… Read More

2 years ago

Here’s how USAF F-111 Strike Aircraft were able to Defend themselves against Iraqi Fighter Threat during Operation Desert Storm

F/EF-111 crews were not prepared for air-to-air engagements, however, their aircraft lacking the manoeuvrability to engage in that sort of… Read More

4 years ago

Duck Mission: The F-111 Sortie Flown To Preserve Cormorant Colonies against Oil Spill Caused by Iraqis during Operation Desert Storm

One of the most challenging missions of Operation Desert Storm in 1991 was flown on Jan. 27 after Iraqi troops… Read More

4 years ago

Operation Deep Throat: when USAF F-111Fs Dropped GBU-28 5000-lb Bunker Busting Bombs on Saddam’s Bunker at Al Taji Air Base

Analysis of the PAVE Tack VCR film showed the GBU-28 impacting at its aim-point, and moments later smoke was seen… Read More

5 years ago

The sad story of ‘Karma 52’, the only F-111 lost during Operation El Dorado Canyon

The F-111F 70-2389 (callsign 'Karma 52'), the sixth aircraft on Bab al-Aziza target, vanished in unexplained circumstances. On Apr. 14,… Read More

5 years ago

Remembering Operation Ghost Rider, the mock air strike conducted by USAFE F-111s to simulate Operation El Dorado Canyon

Many of the elements of Operation El Dorado canyon were tested and proven in Ghost Rider, including the vital coordination… Read More

5 years ago

THIS DAY IN AVIATION HISTORY: OPERATION EL DORADO CANYON, THE LONG RANGE F-111 STRIKE MISSION THAT DESTROYED LIBYAN TERRORIST TRAINING CAMPS

Operation El Dorado Canyon was hailed as a success, marking the longest combat mission flown by a tactical aircraft for… Read More

7 years ago