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This, perhaps?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_60_CAPTOR

The FB-111H was very helpful in figuring out the Tu-22M design and performance. If you didn't have space in the back end for fuel, you were going to have limitations.
 

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LowObservable said:
This, perhaps?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_60_CAPTOR

That would be my guess -- deploying CAPTOR or follow-on weapons on transit routes and bastions.

Direct attack against subs (a la nuclear depth bombs) would not generally be classified as "ASW support" but CAPTOR delivery would fit, because it was intended to channelize and disrupt Soviet submarine operations as much as to directly kill subs.
 

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Pioneer said:
I'm intrigued by this F-111X-7 and was hoping to learn more about its layout and configuration.
Anyone got anything on it??

Yep. Keep an eye out for US Fighter Projects #03.
http://www.aerospaceprojectsreview.com/blog/?p=3437

usfp03-Model.jpg
 

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F111 crew module model

$5500!

www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-1963-64-F111-CREW-ESCAPE-MODULE-NOT-KNOWN-TO-EXIST/123365152169?_trkparms=aid%3D777001%26algo%3DDISCO.FEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160801204525%26meid%3Db11956206a0b4c2dab11624d799b2c21%26pid%3D100651%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26%26itm%3D123365152169&_trksid=p2481888.c100651.m4497&_trkparms=pageci%3Aded261b9-b9c7-11e8-92bc-74dbd1802386%7Cparentrq%3Ae311150c1650ab6b4ad6bd93fff74286%7Ciid%3A1
 

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Re: F111 crew module model

I'll wait for the price to come down 90% ...
 

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Hi! GD's drawing. You can see wing gear and fuselage, wing cross section.
Source :
The TFX Program: An Analysis of the McNamara
Management and Decision-Making Technique in
Major Weapon System Procurement
John Charles Sweeney
College of William & Mary - Arts & Sciences
 

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Hi Blackkite San,
I think this is a scaleplan for an in house 1/80 display model.
 

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Oh sorry I must delete it?
How about cross section shape?
 

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Not at all :) it was just an observation. Its a nice scaleplan and it's from GD anyway.
I believe the sections are quite correct , if a bit "adapted" to a 1/80 model.
 

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Thanks brilliant galgot-san.
So wing gear is only for 1/80 model?
 

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Wow thanks a lot.
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I also find this picture.
 

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indeed different from other FBs drawings or models. The engines are more widely spaced, and the volume usually placed on the big dorsal spine/ tail cone on the FB-111H, is replaced by that boat tail. much nicer.
 

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Wow thanks a lot.
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I also find this picture.

No problem. Note that the second picture is from the F-14, which is somewhat different. The hydraulic servos are behind the wing pivots instead of in front of them as in the F-111, for example. And of course, the F-14 used a computer intermediary (the Mach Sweep Programmer) to match wing sweep to aircraft speed, while the F-111 has a simple mechanical linkage (the cable in your first drawing) controlled by the pilot.
 

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IIIRC, the FB-111 model shown in Allysonca's post is one of the extended range FB-111's, in that it has greatly increased internal volume for fuel. It still has the standard cockpit.
 

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Also, here is one that everyone missed on eBay. It's the large in-house that was a super bargain. It was nasty and I planned to restore it but it arrived broken as you can see., With a bit a TLC, paint matching, and new decals, here it is restored. Irked me to no end to put the tail markings on crooked, but hey, restored is restored to what the factory produced.
 

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Also, here is one that everyone missed on eBay. It's the large in-house that was a super bargain. It was nasty and I planned to restore it but it arrived broken as you can see., With a bit a TLC, paint matching, and new decals, here it is restored. Irked me to no end to put the tail markings on crooked, but hey, restored is restored to what the factory produced.

Is that the model of the F-111 Mission Adaptive Wing version?
 

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Also, here is one that everyone missed on eBay. It's the large in-house that was a super bargain. It was nasty and I planned to restore it but it arrived broken as you can see., With a bit a TLC, paint matching, and new decals, here it is restored. Irked me to no end to put the tail markings on crooked, but hey, restored is restored to what the factory produced.

Is that the model of the F-111 Mission Adaptive Wing version?
yes, the TACT F-111
 

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Ohhhhhh, I can fix that..... is it for sale?
 

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I'm going to hold on to it for now, but I will keep you in mind if it ever has to leave my mess of airplanes.
 

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(about #50) The FB-111B and FB-111C had no canards, as far as I can tell. Any idea if a mistake was made in the illustration above?
 

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(about #50) The FB-111B and FB-111C had no canards, as far as I can tell.

You are aware , that this is an illustration of some kind of proposal for a F-111with a longer tail, fitted with 2D thrust
vectoring ? Unfortunately we don't know the source , but though Scott is quite right about the differences in top and
side view, I think, it looks as from some kind of report, maybe not about just the F-111, but about the use of 2D thrust
vectoring.
 

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And of course, the F-14 used a computer intermediary (the Mach Sweep Programmer) to match wing sweep to aircraft speed, while the F-111 has a simple mechanical linkage (the cable in your first drawing) controlled by the pilot.

Thought the F-111D also had it's own version of a computer intermediary for wing control? Possibly the FB-111A as well.
 
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And of course, the F-14 used a computer intermediary (the Mach Sweep Programmer) to match wing sweep to aircraft speed, while the F-111 has a simple mechanical linkage (the cable in your first drawing) controlled by the pilot.

Thought the F-111D also had it's own version of a computer intermediary for wing control? Possibly the FB-111A as well.

Not that I've seen. There was an automatic trim adjustment to compensate for wing sweep.
 

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Hello to all.

Could someone please tell me whether titanium was considered to be utilized for the F-111's Wing Carry-through Box (WCB)?

With the F-111's WCB being made of D6AC steel, on strip-down for its major servicing, each aircraft underwent a
deep freeze, where its structure was put through a number of tests to see whether a major fault in the WCB would be found.

I am assuming that the F-14's use of titanium, meant that there was no requirement for a similar activity.

Thank you in advance.

Gusmobile
 

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I don't know if these have been posted elsewhere but they are the only colour concept art pictures of the f-111K to my knowledge. Please correct me if I am wrong.
One is from one of the information boards in the Cold War Hall at Cosford - I presume it was made during the acquisition process of the f-111; the other is in British Secret Projects 2 and I assume it is from the original Brochure.
 

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It seems the RAF were quite keen on the F-111K since it was advertised in this poster in 1966. I cannot read the writing but if anyone else can I would appreciate it very much. You can buy it at
 

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Not necessarily keen, more like they needed something, anything, yesterday.
 

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I disagree, there was just as much publicity for the f-111k as the tsr2.

Even more material, not sure about the origin of this one, just found it on Google.
 

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