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One-Eleven Down : F-111 Crashes and Combat Losses - Steven Hyer

One-Eleven Down

F-111 Crashes and Combat Losses

Hardcover

Published: 28th September 2012
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The sole purpose of this book is to answer; "Why some F-111's never came home." Only lengthy research and the merging of two U.S. Air Force careers brought together a wealth of F-111 history and the ability to provide a reasonable explanation. The F-111 had a remarkable career as a tactical fighter. Its combat history was revived in the headlines following the brilliant anti-terroism strike against Libya during Operation El Dorado Canyon. Overshadowed by the Stealth Fighter, the F-111 was actually the heavy weight fighter that delivered the big punch during Desert Storm. Shortly thereafter, the F-111's career with the USAF was being drawn to a close. The final chapters of the F-111 history requires a recounting of the losses. This is that story. All 120 major accidents, 11 combat losses, and 23 heavily damaged aircraft, with the USAF, US Navy, and the RAAF are discussed. Steven Hyre and Lou Benoit have respectfully captured and presented the details, technical and tragic, covering the F-11''s 46 year career.

Chapter 1: F-111 Flight Control Systems; F-111 Crew Module Escape System; Engine Fires and the Reverse Flow Phenomena; Terrain Following Radar (TFR) and Known Anomalies -- Chapter 2: Research, Development, Test & Evaluation (RDT&E), Pre-Production, and F-111B Mishaps -- Chapter 3: F-111A 1966 Models + EF-111A Mishaps -- Chapter 4: F-111A 1967 Model Mishaps -- Chapter 5: RAAF F-111C Mishaps -- Chapter 6: Combat Losses; Combat Lancer - Vietnam War-1968; Constant Guard V -Vietnam War-1972; El Dorado Canyon - Libya Raid; Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm-Gulf War-1990-1991) -- Chapter 7: F-111D Mishaps -- Chapter 8: F-111E Mishaps -- Chapter 9: F-111F Mishaps -- Chapter 10: FB-111A Mishaps -- Chapter 11: Other Known F-111 Incidents -- Chapter 12: Preserved F-111's and Crew Escape Modules on Display -- Chapter 13: F-111 Memorial "The Rock"

ISBN: 9780764342783
ISBN-10: 0764342789
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 560
Published: 28th September 2012
Dimensions (cm): 28.7 x 22.5  x 3.2
Weight (kg): 1.57