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Re: General Dynamics F-111 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #125 on: August 04, 2020, 04:32:39 AM »
Random idea:  Marineflieger F-111 in scheme similar to this and toting some Kormoran anti-shipping missiles:

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Re: General Dynamics F-111 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #126 on: August 05, 2020, 11:15:48 AM »

EF-111M-04.jpg
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I know the EF-111 only needed a two man crew due to the more automated AN/ALQ-99 EW system but they still needed someone to read the maps, make the coffee and distribute the donuts.

Rear cockpit was snarfed from a EA-6B. I think I can use the EA-6B cockpit and canopy.

Nice job Big Gimper 😯

I had a similar notion of a four-seater EF-111 as an RAAF program, with a straight-foraward incorporation of the EA-6B EW/ECM systems....alas I tried to incorporate the A-5 Vigilante's rear cockpit profile....But then I came to the realisation that with the EA-6B wing-mounted jammer pods, my EF-111C would be supersonic no more, hence useless in accompanying and supporting the RAAF's F-111C's 😩

P.S. what's the chances of you applying your art to a FB-111H profile Big Gimper???

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Re: General Dynamics F-111 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #127 on: August 10, 2020, 03:23:33 AM »

EF-111M-04.jpg
by Big Gimper, on Flickr

I know the EF-111 only needed a two man crew due to the more automated AN/ALQ-99 EW system but they still needed someone to read the maps, make the coffee and distribute the donuts.

Rear cockpit was snarfed from a EA-6B. I think I can use the EA-6B cockpit and canopy.

Nice job Big Gimper 😯

I had a similar notion of a four-seater EF-111 as an RAAF program, with a straight-foraward incorporation of the EA-6B EW/ECM systems....alas I tried to incorporate the A-5 Vigilante's rear cockpit profile....But then I came to the realisation that with the EA-6B wing-mounted jammer pods, my EF-111C would be supersonic no more, hence useless in accompanying and supporting the RAAF's F-111C's 😩

P.S. what's the chances of you applying your art to a FB-111H profile Big Gimper???

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Re: General Dynamics F-111 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #128 on: September 03, 2020, 03:39:53 AM »
Proposed RNZAF F-111 with Fern-Leaf style Roundels:

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Re: General Dynamics F-111 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #129 on: October 04, 2020, 03:38:23 AM »

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Re: General Dynamics F-111 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #130 on: June 16, 2021, 04:04:57 AM »
Found on Facebook.

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Re: General Dynamics F-111 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #131 on: June 16, 2021, 11:55:02 AM »
Iíve always wanted to do a modernized F-111 with ramp intakes to solve the airflow problems and maybe new engines. Of course new radar and all that stuff you canít see.

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Re: General Dynamics F-111 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #132 on: June 17, 2021, 02:02:17 AM »
Iíve always wanted to do a modernized F-111 with ramp intakes to solve the airflow problems and maybe new engines. Of course new radar and all that stuff you canít see.


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Re: General Dynamics F-111 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #133 on: June 18, 2021, 02:58:07 PM »
Any chance of someone doing an F-111 profile with the following modifications:

- Replacement of large single wheel main landing gear with duel wheel landing gear (remanicent of Mirage F1/SEPECAT Jaguar/Su-24 Fencer;

-Under fuselage hardpoints and bombs, reminiscent of Su-24 Fencer/Tornado IDS

-Or even a streightout air force derivative of the Grumman F-111 Colossal Weight Improvement Program (CWIP) derivative, which 'deleted the bomb bay and escape capsule and reduced the volume required for the main landing gear by not allowing for the large low-flotation tires required for operation from unprepared fields. All weapons were now carried on the fuselage, four semi-submerged and two on short pylons on the lower sides of the fuselage. This arrangement eliminated both the wing pylons and swivel mechanisms required to keep the missiles aligned when the wings were swept.'
(Source: http://thanlont.blogspot.com/2010/11/f-111b-colossal-weight-improvement.html?m=1)

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Re: General Dynamics F-111 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #134 on: January 14, 2024, 09:31:49 PM »
Hi scooter (even if he is not member), excuse me for borrowing your image :icon_alabanza:



High rez here

Hi people, do you think that in the area of bomb bay, it was possible to build a cabin for a business version?

Besides deleting bay, what other internal modifications?

4 people cabin. More, by stretching fuselage.


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Re: General Dynamics F-111 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #135 on: January 15, 2024, 01:06:58 AM »
See this from page 1 for some inspiration:

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Re: General Dynamics F-111 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #136 on: February 01, 2024, 03:58:03 PM »
What if a customized version of F-111 for RAF? With TSR-2 size



BTW, I consider SEA camo ideal for RAFplanes. :thumbsup:

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Re: General Dynamics F-111 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #137 on: February 02, 2024, 12:47:48 AM »
Tandem 2 seat or 4 seat?
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Re: General Dynamics F-111 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #138 on: February 05, 2024, 04:05:17 PM »
4 seats. 8)

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Re: General Dynamics F-111 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #139 on: February 05, 2024, 04:05:51 PM »
Merging 2 related projects.


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Re: General Dynamics F-111 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #140 on: February 06, 2024, 01:12:56 AM »
4 seats. 8)

 :smiley:

You should do an extended EF-111 using that
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Re: General Dynamics F-111 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #141 on: February 06, 2024, 01:14:48 AM »
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Re: General Dynamics F-111 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #142 on: February 06, 2024, 04:47:35 PM »
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

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Re: General Dynamics F-111 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #143 on: February 07, 2024, 05:30:51 AM »
A Quad Seat F-111 I did for a group build a while back. Done as a RAF Radar hunter using ALARM missiles


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Re: General Dynamics F-111 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #144 on: February 08, 2024, 12:17:43 AM »
 :smiley:
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Re: General Dynamics F-111 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #145 on: February 08, 2024, 06:25:51 PM »
I love it Buzzbomb  :-*

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Re: General Dynamics F-111 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #146 on: February 08, 2024, 07:02:51 PM »
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Re: General Dynamics F-111 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #147 on: March 02, 2024, 03:12:54 AM »
This article matches what I have heard decades ago for the RAAF.  In fact I have heard that it was possible to go supersonic with one engine shut down.
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Re: General Dynamics F-111 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #148 on: March 07, 2024, 05:30:41 AM »
This article matches what I have heard decades ago for the RAAF.  In fact I have heard that it was possible to go supersonic with one engine shut down.

Yes, interesting, especially the Mach 3 accounts.
Although, they get a little excited about the notion of F119s, when as we've discussed in the past, the F110-GE-400 would have done more than nicely.🤔

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