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Swing-Wing Aircraft

For a time, the future of advanced high-speed flight incorporated the 'Swing-Wing' capability to streamline aircraft further.

Swing-Wing Aircraft

For a time, the future of advanced high-speed flight incorporated the 'Swing-Wing' capability to streamline aircraft further.

OVERVIEW



The following list showcases those aircraft in aviation history that deployed the 'Swing Wing' - or Variable-Sweep Wing - capability for the high-speed flight envelope. Developmentals, prototypes, and operational-level aircraft are all included in this listing. There are a total of 17 Swing-Wing Aircraft in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order (1-to-Z). Flag images indicative of country of origin and not necessarily the primary operator.





B
1
1951
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Bell X-5
Bell X-5
Jet-Powered Technology Demonstrator Fighter Aircraft
D
2
1967
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Dassault Mirage G
Dassault Mirage G
Technology Demonstrator / Swing-Wing Fighter / Interceptor Aircraft
G
3
1981
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the General Dynamics / Grumman EF-111 Raven
General Dynamics / Grumman EF-111 Raven
Electronic Warfare Aircraft (EWA)
G
4
1967
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark
General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark
Long-Range Strategic Medium Bomber / Tactical Strike Aircraft
G
5
1974
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Grumman F-14 Tomcat
Grumman F-14 Tomcat
Swing-Wing Carrierborne Fleet Defense Fighter Aircraft
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G
6
1952
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Grumman XF10F Jaguar
Grumman XF10F Jaguar
Carrierborne Jet Fighter / Strike Fighter Prototype
M
7
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Messerschmitt Me P.1101
Messerschmitt Me P.1101
Jet-Powered Fighter Aircraft Prototype
M
8
1975
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Mikoyan MiG-27 (Flogger)
Mikoyan MiG-27 (Flogger)
Swing-Wing Ground Attack Aircraft
M
9
1970
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 (Flogger)
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 (Flogger)
Swing-Wing Fighter-Interceptor Aircraft
P
10
1985
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Panavia Tornado ADV (Air Defense Variant)
Panavia Tornado ADV (Air Defense Variant)
Air Defense Fighter / Interceptor Aircraft
P
11
1990
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Panavia Tornado ECR (Electronic Combat / Reconnaissance)
Panavia Tornado ECR (Electronic Combat / Reconnaissance)
Suppression of Enemy Air Defense (SEAD) Aircraft
P
12
1979
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Panavia Tornado IDS (InterDictor / Strike)
Panavia Tornado IDS (InterDictor / Strike)
All-Weather, Low-Level Strike Aircraft
R
13
1986
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Rockwell B-1 Lancer
Rockwell B-1 Lancer
Long-Range Strategic Heavy Bomber Aircraft
S
14
1970
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Sukhoi Su-17 / Su-20 / Su-22 (Fitter)
Sukhoi Su-17 / Su-20 / Su-22 (Fitter)
Ground Attack / Strike Fighter Aircraft
S
15
1974
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Sukhoi Su-24 (Fencer)
Sukhoi Su-24 (Fencer)
Long-Range Strike / Attack Aircraft
T
16
1989
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Tupolev Tu-160 (Blackjack)
Tupolev Tu-160 (Blackjack)
Strategic Long-Range Heavy Supersonic Bomber Aircraft
T
17
1972
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Tupolev Tu-22M (Backfire)
Tupolev Tu-22M (Backfire)
Swing-Wing Supersonic Strategic / Maritime Bomber


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