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General Dynamics EF-111A Raven

Photo ID 206577 by Peter Boschert. USA Air Force General Dynamics EF 111A Raven, 66 0047
The General Dynamics (Grumman to convert F-111A)EF-111A Raven was an electronic warfare aircraft.The EF-111A is a modified F-111A. The F-111A was well-suited for modification to the role of an airborne electronic warfare platform because of its structural strength, maneuverability and performance -- including the ability to penetrate enemy airspace and escape at supersonic speed.Exterior modifications include a narrow canoe-shaped radome mounted under the fuselage,a fin-tip pod is mounted on the reinforced vertical stabilizer to house receiving antennas and ancillary equipment.
The aircraft were updated with modern digital navigation and flight-control systems, which equip the airplane with ring-laser gyro and global-positioning navigation systems, as well as improved controls and displays.

In May 1998, the USAF withdrew the final EF-111As from service.
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • First Flight: 1977
  • Initial Service Date: 1981
  • No. Built: 42
  • No. In Service: 0
  • No. of Hardpoints: 4
  • Crew: 2

Power:

2 x Pratt & Whitney TF30-P-109 turbofans at 20,840 lbf

Weapons:

* AN/ALQ-99E jamming subsystem

Dimensions:

Length:76 ft.
Wing Span:63 ft. / 32 ft.
Wing Area:657.4 / 525.0 sq.ft
Height:20 ft.
Empty Weight:55,275 lbs
Max. Weight:87,478 lbs

Performance:

Max. Speed:1,650 mph
Cruise Speed:509 mph
Service Ceiling:55,400 ft.
Normal Range:1,740 nm

Operators:

US Air Force
27th FW, USAF (Tailcode "CC")
366th TFW, USAF (Tailcode "MO")
20th FW, USAFE (Tailcode "UH")

Random great photos of the General Dynamics EF-111A Raven:

Photo ID 68785 by Arie van Groen. USA Air Force General Dynamics EF 111A Raven, 66 0030
Photo ID 18730 by John Higgins. USA Air Force General Dynamics EF 111A Raven, 67 0048
Photo ID 162031 by Chris Hauser. USA Air Force General Dynamics EF 111A Raven, 66 0050
Photo ID 173901 by Peter Boschert. USA Air Force General Dynamics EF 111A Raven, 66 0047
Photo ID 171570 by D. A. Geerts. USA Air Force General Dynamics EF 111A Raven, 66 0049
Photo ID 112041 by Michael Baldock. USA Air Force General Dynamics EF 111A Raven, 66 0039
Photo ID 79869 by Joop de Groot. USA Air Force General Dynamics EF 111A Raven, 66 0037
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