F-111 History

So much has been written about the F-111, and stories & conspiracy theories abound on the internet and social media, but for an Australian perspective go no further than Mark Lax’s (NAV – 16 OPCON) superb book:

“From Controversy to Cutting Edge: A History of the F-111 in Australian Service



General Dynamics – F-111 Production

General Dynamics was awarded the contract to build F-111s at United States Air Force Plant 4 Forth Worth, Texas, now used by Lockheed Martin for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter.

(Trivia: the production line is just over a mile long, only in Texas !)

F-111s Manufactured by GD – 562 aircraft

RDT&E       30     x    F-111A      (5 Attrited)
TAC            129     x    F-111A      (39 Attrited)
USN              7       x    F-111B      (2 Attrited)
RAAF          24      x    F-111C      (7 Attrited)
TAC             96      x    F-111D     (21 Attrited)
TAC             94      x    F-111E      (18 Attrited)
TAC            106     x    F-111F      (28 Attrited)
SAC              76      x    FB-111A   (14 Attrited)
RAF               2      x     F-111K        (nearly completed)

F-111s Modified by GD

TAC         42    x   EF-111A   (3 Attrited) Modified F-111A
TAC         34    x   F-111G     (0 Attrited) Modified FB-111A
RAAF      15    x   F-111G     (1 Attrited) Modified FB-111A
RAAF      4      x   F-111G     (0 Attrited) Modified F-111A
RAAF      4      x   RF-111C   (0 Attrited) Modified F-111C
TAC         1      x   RF-111A    (0 Attrited) Modified F-111A
RDT&E    1     x   FB-111A    (0 Attrited) Modified F-111A

F-111 Aircraft Serial Numbers – pdf table

F-111 Aircraft Serial Numbers & Attrition – xcel tables
(Disclaimer: tables derived from pdf table and www)