Why Did the U.S. Air Force Dump the F-111 Aardvark for the F-15?
The National Interest -

Charlie Gao

U.S. Air Force, Americas

Both warplanes had their merits.

Here's What You Need to Know: The F-111 could do things the F-15 could not.

The F-111 Aardvark was the U.S. Air Force’s premier strike aircraft for the majority of the Cold War. It served in practically every conflict from Vietnam forwards, until it was replaced by the F-15E Strike Eagle. It also served Strategic Air Command in a limited role as a strategic bomber.

But what made the F-111 great? Did the United States truly...

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