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FB-111 FACT SHEET

 

Written and Edited by Cliff Lethbridge

 

FB-111

 

Launch Status: No Longer Used for Cape Canaveral Missile Launches

 

First Cape Canaveral Launch: April 21, 1975

 

Final Cape Canaveral Launch: December 9, 1981

 

Total Number of Cape Canaveral Launches: 14

 

Vehicles Launched: SRAM

 

The FB-111 was a bomber version of the F-111 Fighter, featuring a lengthened airframe, reinforced undercarriage, increased fuel capacity and advanced avionics. It had the following specifications:

 

Manufacturer: General Dynamics

 

Length: 73 feet, 6 inches

 

Height: 17 feet

 

Wingspan: 70 feet

 

Number of Engines: 2

 

Powerplant: Pratt and Whitney TF30-P-7

 

Engine Thrust (Each): 10,800 pounds

 

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