I really did change my personal text
- Oct 4, 2007
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Hot Breath said:I understand that the F-111D was able to use Sparrow missiles. Is this correct? What was the thinking behind that? Did they ever use them operationally?
I believe the F-111D's radar/fire control was intended to have the capability to guide AIM-7. The thinking was, "Hey, it's a Fighter, isn't it"? Plus, the F-111 was supposed to be all things to all people. I know of no case where a Sparrow was fired at anyone "in anger", and I'm not sure if one was fired at all. I believe the capability was eventually deleted from the Ds and wasn't ever integrated on the Es and Fs. Perhaps some else knows more.