The "swing wing" F-111 "Aardvark" fighter-bomber, built by General Dynamics,
entered the USAF inventory in 1967. The F-111's wings
are straight for take-offs and landings, or slow speed flight; by
sweeping its wings rearward it can exceed twice the speed of sound
(Mach 2). In all, 562 F-111's of all series
were built; 96 of them were production F-111D's, 94 were production F-111E's, and 106 were production
The F-111 was a long-range, all-weather strike aircraft capable of navigating at low level to reach
targets deep in enemy territory and to deliver ordnance on the target. Primarily a bomber, the F-111
featured a sweep wing varying between 16 degrees and 72.5 degrees, with side-by-side seating for a
pilot and weapons systems officer.
Source and Link: U.S.A.F. Museum.
(Scale: 1/48, Length: 18.5", Wing Span: 8" up to 15")