Published on
October 22, 2022
Review Author(s)
Book Author(s)
Bob Archer
ISBN
9781913870638
Other Publication Information
96 pages, over 180 color photos
MSRP
$24.95
Product / Stock #
Historic Military Aircraft Series
Company: Key Publishing Ltd - Website: Visit Site
Provided by: Casemate Publishers - Website: Visit Site

F-111 Fort Worth Swinger by Bob Archer (not to be confused with the underground sex club, Fort Worth Swingers) is a new publication from Key Publishing of England. This ninety-six page tome is a first rate collection of color images of each mark of the F-111 with concise and complete descriptions of those  variants and the role that each type played within the U.S, Air Force. Mister Archer doesn't neglect the foreign operators of the F-111 either.

This 7”x10” soft cover book contains 180 images of the F-111 in all its guises. The book focuses on the operational history as well as the deployment of each type. Divided into ten chapters F-111 Fort Worth Swinger details each of the 'Aardvarks' iterations from the prototypes ( Air Force /Navy) to export versions. 

The book begins with an introduction that continues with individual chapters on the various marks of the F-111. Detailing the operational and developmental history of each Mister Archer illustrates his text with a myriad of excellent, color photographs that cover the F-111 that begins with the  'A' model through to the FB-111A. As an added bonus the Appendix details all of the tail codes used throughout the F-111's operational career. Again, with many being illustrated with profile photos of the aircraft in question. 

This tome will make a lovely addition to your library and while not a 'walk-around' style book there are nevertheless loads of great images of the F-111 that should spark your imagination for displaying your next F-111 project, whether you are a modeler or enthusiast. The back, inside cover image of an F-111F “landing into a sunset on a winters day” is exquisite. 

My thanks to Key Publishing and IPMS/USA for the review copy.  

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