posted on May, 27 2010 @ 11:16 AM
I was thinking about this very thing as I was reading L Fletcher Proudy and how the whole thing came down.
All to get Democrats elected in 1964, McNamara (whom I never liked), stole 2 billion from the Navy and forced the Airforce to take the GD plane.
However, hindsight is usually 20/20 and God often has a hand in the affairs of men, and they made the right decision.
In Proudy's book it was Kelly Johnson, that gave the OK to McNamara that the plane would work, and away they went with it.
I do recall in the early days of the F111's deployment there were lots of crashes, and the whole thing died off when it was determined that the
pilots were turning off the Ground Following Radar.
Perhaps the best thing that came out of the F111 program was that it allowed for the development of the F14.
That book is worth reading.
(His book on JFK etc.)