I enjoy the military airplanes and this particular one is a true example of the proud “Cold War Warrior”. F-111 was developed in the late 1960s as an interceptor and tactical attack aircraft. It flew first combat mission during the Vietnam conflict and adapted from the interceptor role to the exclusive attack, recon-electronic warfare and nuclear delivery aircraft.
The F-111 saw additional actions during the first Gulf War conflict and ended its service in 2010.
Here are other posts from the National Museum of USAF (Cold War Opponents: MiG-15 and F-86A Sabre (Winter 2013), B-29 “Bockscar”, modern military airplane, Cold War and Vietnam Era Planes and WW II aircraft), posts from the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center – this place is not getting old 🙂 (Boeing B-29 Superfortress “Enola Gay”, Aichi M6A1, Vought F4-1D Corsair, Horten HO III F, Panoramas of Museum, Restoring the glory, WW II airplanes, Modern Military aircraft).