The F-111 is one of the greatest aircrafts ever designed. It is mostly known for its swing-wings and "dump & burn" fire show. First drafted in the early 1960s by General Dynamics, the F-111 Aardvark, despite its weird animal choice for a name, was a widely used strategic bomber at its time. The aircraft took its first flight on December 21, 1964 and was brought into the in July 1967. The early F-111\'s had some design imperfections, but once the F-111E came to the surface (on 20 August 1969), all of the previous conflicts were fixed, and the Aardvark became a highly useful aircraft for many years.
F-111 Standard Edition Features:
Big, powerful, fast, extremely high-altitude & hedgehopping, all-weather, multi-purpose F-111 was designed to be the best.
Fly high and fast: above 50,000 feet and 2.4 ?ach
Try full power of two Pratt & Whitney TF30 engines with realistic controls and monitoring systems.
Flight model is based on actual performance characteristics at diverse altitudes and speeds considering wing swing angle and overall configuration of aircraft.
detailed checklist and performance that precisely matches that of the real aircraft, with procedures and performance figures taken directly from the actual flight manual
Cockpit Systems and Gauges
Made with ultimate realism according to the original F111 Pilot's Manual:
Fuel Supply System
Electrical Power Supply System
Landing Gear, Tail Bumper, Nose Wheel Steering and Arresting Hook Systems
The full functional Autopilot with more than 24 different modes of flight.
Maximum Safe Mach Assembly
Warning, Caution and Indicator Lamps
Lead Computing Optical Sight
Fire Extinguishing System
Exterior Model and Virtual Cockpit are very detailed, with full 3D gauges and many animated parts:
Stunning realistic texturing with highly detailed weathering
Wing Flex animation considering loading and sweep angle
Realistic Flaps, Slats, Spoilers and Wing Sweep animations with interdependency and payload limitations
Refuel Receptacle, Arresting Hook, Gear, Weapons Bay Doors
Naturally animated pilots
Different variants of payloads
And many more…
Custom FX for the ultimate in realism are taken far beyond what is available by default: