Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Las Vegas Nevada
Correct me if I am mistaken, wasn't the F-111 dubbed the widow maker due to the ejection pod was always a dangerous ejection.
During the early mid 70s when the guidance system for the tomahawks was being tested, they used a F-111 TO FLY THROUGH Quebec and Northern Ontario Canada due to the terrain much like Russia's.
This was done at 100ft off the deck at supersonic speeds, Farmers complained their cows couldn't give milk they were so frightened. ( To the unsuspecting people , it must have been something to witness, especially when you were not expecting this plane coming by like it did)
Always enjoyed watching teh Aussies and their F-111s during Red Flag
They were retired a few years ago