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Unread post07 Aug 2007, 03:27

Great shots VarkVet,
Anyone know what an A-10 simulator looks like? .....
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Unread post19 Aug 2007, 21:54

You Aussies are absolutely Bonkers


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BxWvFUAwjI
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Unread post19 Aug 2007, 23:46

Yep seen that done many times, it is always impressive....thanks
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Unread post23 Sep 2007, 04:40

Watch the flight characteristics of this jet when the external tank busts the whole a$$ end up.

None


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKlV9VvHaEY
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Unread post23 Sep 2007, 04:52

I was very lucky to have lived in a small town in southern cal called lakeside. I met one of the guys that had the arduous task of developing a chute for the ejection system of the F111. He was a very cool guy, bringing into perspective the weight of the capsule and the requirements for the chute. The task of developing a chute for that heavy a machine was nearly impossible... good thing they got it done.
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Unread post05 Apr 2009, 05:33

My old Flight Chief gets all the glory

Thanks Australia for keeping them going for so long :notworthy:

http://www.nellis.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123139241
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Unread post05 Apr 2009, 17:33

Long live the F-111!!! A,EF,C,D,E,F,G, they all rock. To add some info to the last few posts. Our pilots reported 900KIAS low level and I personally recovered a G-model (68-0249) that went 2.8 at altitude. Our FB-111 did a dump and burn in Portugal during Tiger Meet '87, so the Aussies aren't the only ones. F-111,....when it absolutely, positively has to get there overnight..."
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Unread post05 Apr 2009, 19:37

Damn....that is one nice photo, I love it too...very cool
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Unread post05 Apr 2009, 21:45

The 'Vark had some very pig like qualities, but anyone who doubted its abilities should have a 1 on 1 conversation with Colonel Qaddafi.
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Unread post05 Apr 2009, 21:51

I was Pro-Super of an FB-111 squadron at Lakenheath (492nd FS) for the year before we converted to the F-15E, Strike Eagle.

I am glad I had the chance to manage that effort as short lived as it was.
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Unread post27 Dec 2009, 01:00

Never forget your first love! Second is f-16 ... only reason I like F-111 better is because she holds more fuel!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Khnt8y1n ... re=related

Cudos to John Will and the rest of the old schoolers that built these GD beasts!

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Unread post27 Dec 2009, 06:21

Love everything about -111s and miss them every day!
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Unread post27 Dec 2009, 06:41

Nice photo....Happy New Year
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Unread post27 Dec 2009, 12:38

Worked on F-111's from 94-97 at Cannon. It was an absolute pig but I would go back to them in a heartbeat if I could.
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Unread post28 Aug 2010, 02:26

I got same time on Vipers as Varks now .... Sweet Jet
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