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Some interesting F-111B photos …

June 18 2017 at 10:00 PM

Michael McMurtrey, Proud IPMS Low-# Thumper  (Login ZergOvermind)
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… from Paul Freeman's fascinating "Abandoned and Little-Known Airfields" web site, of BuNo 152715, on the Hughes Culver City Airport ramp:

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For more interesting images from the Culver City Airport, see here:

http://www.airfields-freeman.com/CA/Airfields_CA_LA_W.htm#hughes





Michael McMurtrey
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Scott Taylor
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Is it a -B?

June 18 2017, 11:13 PM 

Hi:

Fascinating photos! Did the nose profile change significantly between the prototype and preproduction aircraft? This one has a profile that looks somewhat more like that of an F-111A.

Cheers and thanks for posting,

Scott
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David Aiken
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The F-111A had a long tapered C cup

June 19 2017, 12:04 AM 

The F-111B was more of a B cup

LOL

 
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Michael McMurtrey, Proud IPMS Low-# Thumper
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BuNo 152715 is said to have been the last F-111B built …

June 19 2017, 12:12 AM 

(there were only 7) and my understanding is that it had a radome closer in shape and size to the USAF's F-111A. But no doubt Tommy Thomason will be along directly to set us straight.
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Ron M
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It wasn't unusual to see it fly over the South Bay.

June 19 2017, 12:56 AM 

As can be expected, very noisy. Activities could be seen from Loyola-Marymount College, on the hill on the south side.

This was Hughes' private airport, and is also where the Spruce Goose was built, and then trucked down to San Pedro for final assembly. Also, the XF-11, XH-17, OH-6s, lots of history.

 
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Junkman3353
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Let me link you-from Tommy's blog

June 19 2017, 1:46 AM 

http://tailspintopics.blogspot.com/search?q=f-111b
and in particular:
http://tailspintopics.blogspot.com/2009/10/grumman-f-111b.html
Tank: So what do you need? Besides a miracle.
Neo: Guns. Lots of guns.

 
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Scott Taylor
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Bingo!

June 19 2017, 9:33 AM 

Thanks! I wasn't aware of the difference in nose profiles between the first four and final F-111Bs. I always had the very short nose that was included in the old Revell kit in my head. I must say that the final F-111Bs were more attractive aircraft.

Cheers and thanks again,

Scott
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Tommy H. Thomason
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The Better F-111B Nose Post

June 19 2017, 10:31 AM 


 
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Junkman3353
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And to bring it full circle the photo in this blog post looks like it was taken

June 19 2017, 11:54 AM 

at Hughes Airport. That slope in the background marks it.
Tank: So what do you need? Besides a miracle.
Neo: Guns. Lots of guns.


    
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