Some interesting F-111B photos …

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Some interesting F-111B photos …

Joined: July 29th, 2006, 1:18 am

June 19th, 2017, 2:00 am #1

… from Paul Freeman's fascinating "Abandoned and Little-Known Airfields" web site, of BuNo 152715, on the Hughes Culver City Airport ramp:





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

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





Michael McMurtrey
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June 19th, 2017, 3:13 am #2

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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June 19th, 2017, 4:04 am #3

The F-111B was more of a B cup

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June 19th, 2017, 4:12 am #4

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
(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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June 19th, 2017, 4:56 am #5

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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June 19th, 2017, 5:46 am #6

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
http://tailspintopics.blogspot.com/search?q=f-111b
and in particular:
http://tailspintopics.blogspot.com/2009 ... -111b.html
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June 19th, 2017, 1:33 pm #7

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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June 19th, 2017, 2:31 pm #8

… from Paul Freeman's fascinating "Abandoned and Little-Known Airfields" web site, of BuNo 152715, on the Hughes Culver City Airport ramp:





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

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




http://tailspintopics.blogspot.com/2014 ... elage.html
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June 19th, 2017, 3:54 pm #9

at Hughes Airport. That slope in the background marks it.
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