Aircraft Photo of 70-0389 | General Dynamics F-111E Aardvark | USA - Air Force | #86042
Registration / Serial:70-0389
Other Marks:LN
Aircraft Original Type:General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark/Raven
Aircraft Generic Type:General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark/Raven
Aircraft Version:General Dynamics F-111E Aardvark
C/n (msn):A1-180
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:LakenheathMap
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Airport Codes:ICAO: EGUL   IATA: LKZ   Local: -   Other: -
Photo Date:22 June 2006
Photo by:Malcolm Clarke
Photo ID: 86042
Photo Comment

Actually F-111E 68-0011 cn180 but marked in memory of the two crew members whose 48TFW aircraft was lost during operation El Dorado Canyon against Libya on April 15th 1986. Said to be the longest fighter mission in combat history, 8 to 12 refuels per aircraft were required, but the result was a significant reduction in terrorist activity in the area. Seen in the Commemorative Area at RAF Lakenheath.

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