Aerodynamics: A Fighter for All Speeds

Part of the hoopla last week at the General Dynamics plant in Fort Worth may have been political, and the roll out date of the TFX fighter may indeed have been advanced a bit to have an effect on the presidential campaign. But the TFX (or F-111, as it is now called) is nonetheless a phenomenal airplane.

Said General Bernard Schriever, head of the Air Force Systems Command: "The F-111 represents a quantum step forward in the development of tactical air weapon systems." Despite all the claims that Defense Secretary Robert McNamara made...

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