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Modern Combat Aircraft No.2 F111 General Dynamics

Modern Combat Aircraft No.2 F111 General Dynamics

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{detailed description}'Everybody interested in aviation knows' says Bill Gunston in his introduction, 'that the F-111, formerly called the TFX, is the greatest combat aircraft there has ever been (or the worst). Everyone on Capitol Hill in Washington knows that the story of its contract award and development for operational service was the biggest scandal of modern times (or the biggest success story) Those who created it ought to feel inflated with pride (or ashamed). No weapon system in history has done so much to destroy (or build) personal reputations. No weapon system has ever proved so immensely valuable (or been so great a disappointment). It can be summed up quite easily:
"The TFX programme has been a failure". (Report on the TFX Programme by the Committee on Government Operations of the United States Senate.)
"The TFX programme has resulted in the most unstoppable tactical airplane in the world". (Gen John D. Ryan, USAF Chief of Staff.)'
In this book, Bill Gunston tells in his inimitable way the fascinating story of the remarkable aircraft's transformation from near disaster to outstanding success. His account is vividly illustrated by both rare photographs and personal stories of flying the F-111.
{Author / Publisher / Date}by Bill Gunston
published by Ian Allan 1978 112pp illustrated, appendices 18x24
{condition}good, d/j spine faded and price clipped
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