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.

Sources:


  1. United States Military Aircraft Since 1909, Gordon Swanborough and Peter M. Bowers, Smithsonian, 1989.

  2. General Dynamics Aircraft and their Predecessors, John Wegg, Naval Institute Press, 1990.

  3. Post-World War II Fighters: 1945-1973, Marcelle Size Knaac, Office of Air Force History, 1986.

  4. The American Fighter, Enzo Angelucci and Peter Bowers, Orion, 1987.