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Re: General Dynamics F-111 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #100 on: April 12, 2016, 08:41:05 PM »


Updated - Stealthy F-111

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If I recall correctly that is the artists impression of the naval ATX/F-22 prior to the projects calculation

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Re: General Dynamics F-111 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #101 on: April 12, 2016, 09:06:14 PM »
Sorry didn't mean to be a smart alec, I just recall that image because I loved it so much and was sad when it was cancelled.  It was I believe the conceptional replacement for the F-14 before the SH came along and long term planning for the JSF kicked off.   To me it would have actually been an ideal replacement for the RAAFs F-111 with only the Legacy Bugs being replaced with F-35A.

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Re: General Dynamics F-111 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #102 on: April 12, 2016, 09:07:52 PM »
It would be great to kit bash an F-22 and F-111 to make this, unfortunately, I have neither the time, skill, or confidence to do it.

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Re: General Dynamics F-111 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #103 on: April 13, 2016, 01:25:52 AM »
Have F-22, not sure about F-111.  The " unfortunately, I have neither the time, skill, or confidence to do it."  goes for me too.
Be heck of a cool kitbash for someone to do !

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Re: General Dynamics F-111 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #104 on: April 13, 2016, 03:41:04 AM »
Have F-22, not sure about F-111.  The " unfortunately, I have neither the time, skill, or confidence to do it."  goes for me too.
Be heck of a cool kitbash for someone to do !

Well I am dumb enough to say I'll give it a try. I have most of the larger the bits.
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Re: General Dynamics F-111 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #105 on: April 13, 2016, 04:16:01 AM »
I'd like to see this F-22/F-111 hybrid in plastic.  I'll add the idea and the donor kits needed to my "wish list" of WhIf projects, just in case...

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Re: General Dynamics F-111 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #106 on: April 13, 2016, 08:47:41 AM »
I would say F-14 and F-22 ---- 

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Re: General Dynamics F-111 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #107 on: April 17, 2016, 09:40:41 AM »
Quote

I sit corrected.

I had never thought of that as an F-111 replacement. Good thinking
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Re: General Dynamics F-111 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #108 on: April 24, 2016, 06:00:08 AM »
Some more NATF inspiration for you:



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Re: General Dynamics F-111 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #109 on: April 24, 2016, 09:43:37 PM »
vg f23 ;)

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Re: General Dynamics F-111 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #110 on: April 24, 2016, 11:44:39 PM »



Sort of gives a clue on how to do a two-seater F-35

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Re: General Dynamics F-111 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #111 on: April 25, 2016, 02:50:28 AM »



Sort of gives a clue on how to do a two-seater F-35

Well, kinda - the structural split on the present F-35 is just aft of the present cockpit; adding a second cockpit would have the back one at that location and the forward one and nose moved forward.  Not impossible, given the modular nature of the structure (if you wanted to pay the price in unique engineering and weight, you could conceivably have a F-35A derivative with both flying boom and probe and drogue refueling capability).

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Re: General Dynamics F-111 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #112 on: September 18, 2016, 08:13:38 PM »
Single seat F-111


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Re: General Dynamics F-111 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #113 on: September 18, 2016, 11:25:59 PM »
Neat. That would be a F-55.5?  ;)
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Re: General Dynamics F-111 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #114 on: September 19, 2016, 02:29:31 AM »
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Re: General Dynamics F-111 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #115 on: September 21, 2016, 10:20:42 AM »
What about adding the dorsal intake arrangement of the Boeing Model 818 design submission to the TFX competition to the General Dynamics design?

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Re: General Dynamics F-111 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #116 on: November 06, 2017, 08:24:19 PM »
Some different Aussie Pigs

RF-111C-2 by David Freeman, on Flickr

RF-111C-1 by David Freeman, on Flickr

EF-111-2 by David Freeman, on Flickr

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Re: General Dynamics F-111 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #117 on: November 06, 2017, 08:38:53 PM »
 :smiley:

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Re: General Dynamics F-111 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #118 on: April 13, 2018, 02:57:22 AM »
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Re: General Dynamics F-111 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #119 on: August 21, 2019, 09:59:18 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.
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Re: General Dynamics F-111 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #120 on: September 14, 2019, 02:36:46 AM »
Found on Facebook.



"F-111K formation flying out over the Forth after doing a wee turn at the East Fortune airshow. Bass Rock & Cockenzie in the background."
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Re: General Dynamics F-111 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #121 on: September 14, 2019, 02:38:11 AM »
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Re: General Dynamics F-111 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #122 on: September 14, 2019, 02:49:44 AM »
Random idea:  Instead of the A-4 Skyhawk, the RNZAF joins in on the RAAF F-111 buy in the late '60s and gets a squadron of F-111s to replace their EE Canberras.  A Kiwi F-111 in this sort of scheme would look cool:

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Re: General Dynamics F-111 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #123 on: November 09, 2019, 07:19:38 PM »
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Re: General Dynamics F-111 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #124 on: December 29, 2019, 04:58:04 AM »
Rarely mentioned M61 fit out for the F-111:


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