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70-0389

1970 General Dynamics F-111E Aardvark C/N A1-180/E-21

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  • 70-0389 @ EGUL - General Dynamics F-111E Aardvark. Actually F-111E 68-0011 cn180 but marked in memory of the two crew members whose 48TFW aircraft was lost during operation El Dorado Canyon against Libya on April 15th 1986. Seen in the Commemorative Area at RAF Lakenheath - by Malcolm Clarke by Malcolm Clarke @ EGUL

Airframe Info

Manufacturer:General Dynamics
Model:F-111E Aardvark    Search all General Dynamics F-111E Aardvark
Year built:1970
Construction Number (C/N):A1-180/E-21
Aircraft Type:Fixed wing multi engine
Number of Seats:2
Number of Engines:2
Engine Type:Turbojet

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Registration Number:70-0389

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Owner:United States Air Force
Address:,
United Kingdom

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Malcolm Clarke, 2011-01-27 04:20:59
 Actually F-111E 68-0011 cn180 but marked in memory of the two crew members whose 48TFW aircraft was lost during operation El Dorado Canyon against Libya on April 15th 1986. Said to be the longest fighter mission in combat history, 8 to 12 refuels per aircraft were required, but the result was a significant reduction in terrorist activity in the area. Seen in the Commemorative Area at RAF Lakenheath.