The Mayaguez Incident and the end of the Vietnam War. Order of Battle, circa Combat Units. Archived 12 October at the Wayback Machine. The Tomcat would be large enough to carry the AWG-9 and Phoenix weapons system while exceeding both the F’s and the F-4’s maneuverability. General Dynamics aircraft United States attack aircraft — Variable-sweep-wing aircraft Twinjets Aircraft first flown in Military equipment of the Vietnam War Shoulder-wing aircraft. The 18 Fs of the 48th Tactical Fighter Wing and the 20th Tactical Fighter Wing flew what turned out to be the longest fighter combat mission in history. Redesignated A-series B B

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Boeing’s proposal was recommended by the selection board in Januarywith the exception of the engine, which was not considered acceptable. The Navy needed a fleet air defense FAD fighter with a more powerful radar, and longer range missiles than the F-4 Phantom Gedtetner to intercept both enemy bombers and missiles.

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Veteran Memorial Air Park. Arms and Armour Press Ltd. The cannon had a large 2,round ammunition tank, and its muzzle was covered by a fairing; however, it was rarely fitted on Fs. Archived 12 October at the Wayback Machine. It achieved initial operational 1111 in Lacking experience with carrier-based fighters, General Dynamics teamed with Grumman for the assembly and testing of the FB aircraft.


Other changes included weapons bay modifications, addition of a centerline pylon, a retractable refueling gesretner, provisions for a reconnaissance pallet, and a higher gross weight with the use of FBA landing gear. Switching to a crew escape capsule, instead of ejection seats and alterations to radar and missile storage were also needed. Total production of the FAs wasincluding 17 pre-production aircraft that were later brought up to production standards.

At the time, SAMs were ineffective against low-flying aircraft, and interceptor aircraft had less of a speed advantage at low altitudes. Its design influenced later variable-sweep wing aircraft, and some of its advanced features have since become commonplace. Office of Air Force History, The Sydney Morning Herald.

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Navy’s role intended for the FB was instead filled by another variable-geometry design, the Grumman F Tomcat. Federation of American Scientists. General Dynamics F Aardvark.

Retrieved 20 September In the early s, geststner FF began to be equipped with the AVQ Pave Tack forward looking infrared FLIR and laser designator system, which provided for the delivery of precision gestettner munitions and was mounted in the internal weapons bay.

Pages with reference errors Webarchive template wayback links Pages with broken reference names Use dmy dates from February All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from April Wikipedia articles with GND identifiers Wikipedia articles with NARA identifiers. The Sukhoi Su was very similar to the F The General Dynamics F Aardvark was a supersonic, gesteyner interdictor and tactical attack aircraft that also filled the roles of strategic nuclear bomberaerial reconnaissanceand electronic-warfare aircraft in its various versions.


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The FA achieved a speed of Mach 1. From Controversy to Cutting Edge: The FE’s weapon management system was also included. Strategic Air and Space Museum.

In addition, Grumman would also build the FA’s aft fuselage and the landing gear. Each wing was equipped with four underwing pylons. Order of Battle, circa Combat Units. Views Read Edit View history. B-1B Modern Fighting Aircraft. It also included the more powerful TFP engine and strengthened wing carry-through box. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The FB was canceled by the Navy in due to weight and performance issues, along with the need for additional fighter requirements.

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