F-111E Aardvark

F-111E Aardvark 68-0033 F-111E Aardvark. The F-111 was a long-range, all-weather strike aircraft capable of navigating at low level to destroy targets deep in enemy territory. The versatile F-111 Aardvark entered the U.S. Air Force inventory in 1967,and the fighter version was retired in 1996 (the electronic warfare EF-111A served until 1998). The aircraft was originally conceived in 1960 to combine the USAF requirement for a fighter-bomber with Navy's need for an air-superiority fighter, though the Navy eventually cancelled its program.