General Dynamics FB-111B

Last revised December 22, 1999

The FB-111B was proposed in 1979 as an improved version of the FB-111A powered by General Electric F101 turbofan engines in place of the Pratt & Whitney TF30s. The fuselage was to be lengthened to 88 feet 2 1/2 inches, and additional SRAMs were to be carried on underwing pylons. According to the proposal, 155 FB-111Bs were to have been converted from existing F-111Ds and FB-111As. However, the project was abandoned as being too costly and nothing was every produced.


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