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The F-111’s disastrous operational debut in Vietnam

The revolutionary F-111 had a disastrous operational debut in Vietnam. Warren E Thompson describes the baptism that nearly became a requiem

F-111 capsule ejection system explained

The F-111 had an unusual ejection system about which Lt Col Nick Frasca (ret’d) reveals some remarkable facts

F-111E exercises and weapons detachments

Lt Col Nick Frasca (ret’d) recalls the exercises and weapons detachments he participated in while flying with the 20th Tactical Fighter Wing

Flying the F-111E in the UK, roles and memorable sorties

Lt Col Nick Frasca (ret’d) recalls what it was like flying in the UK and describes a typical F-111 low-level training sortie

Upper Heyford F-111 Pilot Interview – Cold War Tales - Full length

Former USAF F-111 pilot Lt Col Nick Frasca (ret’d) gives fascinating insights into this potent fighter-bomber and recounts some flying experiences while based RAF Upper Heyford with the 20th Tactical Fighter Wing

Upper Heyford F-111 pilot and the mysterious MiG

In the first of a series of videos of an interview with USAF F-111 pilot Lt Col Nick Frasca (ret’d) he describes an unexpected encounter with a MiG during his time with the 20th Tactical Fighter Wing (TFW) at RAF Upper Heyford

Flying different variants of the F-111

In the second part of our interview with Lt Col Nick Frasca (ret’d) he details his flying career and the main differences between variants of F-111

WATCH: Restoring an F-111 infested by wasps!

When Darren Priday joined the RAF Museum, his first job was to restore an F-111. But it wasn’t completely straightforward…

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LAKENHEATH’S F-111Fs

Doug Gordon charts the F-111F’s time with 48th Tactical Fighter Wing.