Thomas Jay Park in Tucson in Pima County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
General Dynamics F-111E
On loan from the
of the United States Air Force
Erected by Pima Air & Space Museum.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space. A significant historical year for this entry is 1968.
Location. 32° 8.334′ N, 110° 52.052′ W. Marker is in Tucson, Arizona, in Pima County. It is in Thomas Jay Park. Marker can be reached from East Valencia Road, 0.3 miles west of South Wilmot Road. The marker is located in the southern section of the Pima Air & Space Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6000 East Valencia Road, Tucson AZ 85756, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Panavia Tornado IDS (a few steps from this marker); McDonnell F-101B (a few steps from this marker); Republic F-84C (within shouting distance of this marker); Westland HMA.8 (within shouting distance of this marker); Republic F-84F (within shouting distance of this marker); Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 MLD Lockheed P-80B (F-80C) (within shouting distance of this marker); General Dynamics F-16A Fighting Falcon (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tucson.
More about this marker. The marker is located on the outside section of the Pima Air & Space Museum. There is an entry fee required to visit both the inside and outside sections of the museum.
Regarding General Dynamics F-111E. The name Aardvark was derived from perceived similarities of the aircraft to the animal of the same name: a long nose and low-level, terrain-following capabilities.
Also see . . . General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark.
The General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark is a retired supersonic, medium-range, multirole combat aircraft. Production variants of the F-111 had roles that included ground attack (e.g. interdiction), strategic bombing (including nuclear weapons capabilities), reconnaissance and electronic warfare. Developed in the 1960s by General Dynamics, the F-111 entered service in 1967 with the United States Air Force (USAF). The Royal(Submitted on November 14, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
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