General Dynamics/Grumman F-111B

The General Dynamics/Grumman F-111B is a long-range carrier-based interceptor aircraft that was planned to be a follow-on to the F-4 Phantom II for the United States Navy.

Variants

7 aircraft were built

1 – Prototype with heavy airframe, TF30-P-3 engines        

2 – Prototype with heavy airframe, TF30-P-3 engines.   

3 – Prototype with heavy airframe, TF30-P-3 engines.   

4 – Prototype with lightened airframe, TF30-P-3 engines

5 – Prototype with lightened airframe, TF30-P-3 engines.   

6 – Pre-production version, TF30-P-12 engines.        

7 – Pre-production version, TF30-P-12 engines. 

Specifications

Crew

Length

68 ft 10 in (20.98 m)

Height

15 ft 9 in (4.80 m)

Airfoil

Root

NACA 64-210.68 

Tip

NACA 64-209.80 

Empty weight

46,100 lb (20,910 kg)

Gross weight

79,000 lb (35,800 kg)

Max take-off weight

88,000 lb (39,900 kg)

Wing span

Spread

70 ft (21.3 m)

Swept

33 ft 11 in (10.34 m)

Wing area

Spread

655.5 ft2 (60.9 m2)

Swept

550 ft2 (51.1 m2)

Powerplant

2 × Pratt & Whitney TF30-P-3 turbofans, 10,750 lbf (47.8 kN) thrust each dry, 18,500 lbf (82 kN) with afterburner

Performance

Maximum speed

1,450 mph (2,330 km/h, 1,260 kn)

Maximum speed

Mach 2.2

Range

2,100 mi (3,390 km, 1,830 nmi) ; with 6 AIM-54 missiles and 23,000 lb fuel internal

Ferry range

3,200 mi (5,150 km, 2,780 nmi) ; with 2 x 450 gal external tanks

Service ceiling

65,000 ft (19,800 m)

Rate of climb

21,300 ft/min (108 m/s)

Thrust/weight

0.47

Wing loading

Spread

120 lb/ft2 (586 kg/m2)

Swept

144 lb/ft2 (703 kg/m2)

Armament

Guns

1× M61 Vulcan 20 mm (0.787 in) Gatling cannon (seldom fitted)

Hardpoints

6 under wing pylons for ordnance and external fuel tanks

Missiles

6 x AIM-54 Phoenix long range air-air missiles

(four under wings, two in weapons bay)

Avionics

AN/AWG-9 Pulse-Doppler radar.

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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