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The General Dynamics F-111 “Aardvark” entered service in 1967 as a medium-range aircraft designed for interdiction and tactical strikes. The F-111 was used as an all-weather attack aircraft capable of low-level penetration of enemy territory. It also could be used for reconnaissance and electronic warfare. Some unique features are variable geometry wings, the 2 crew members sat side by side in an escape capsule, internal weapons bay; terrain following radar and afterburning turbofans. The USAF retired their last F-111 in 1998 with the RAAF proposed retirement in 2010.
The first EF-111A flight took place on May 17, 1977. The 42nd ECS (Electronic Combat Squadron) of the 20th TFW located at Upper Heyford, UK received their first EF-111As in February 1984. The official name for the EF-111 aircraft was “Raven” but quite often was referred to as “Spark Vark” by the crews. The last U.S. EF-111s were retired on 2 May 1998. “LET EM EAT CROW” painted on aircraft 67-0034 is a reference to the EWO (Electronic Warfare Officer) who were known as “Crows”.