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

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

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