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Hobby Master 1/72 HA3008 F-111C A8-125 RAAF, "Final Flight"

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First Available: Nov 2011 Limited Edition
Hobby Master 1:72 HA3008
General Dynamics F-111C Aardvark Diecast Model
RAAF No.6 Sqn, RAAF Amberley, Australia, Final Flight December 3rd 2010

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Hobby Master 1/72 HA3008 F-111C A8-125 RAAF, "Final Flight"

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1:72 Scale     Length     Width
General Dynamics F-111C Aardvark     12.25"     11.75"


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The RAAF had ordered 24 F-111C’s and on June 1st 1973 the first F-111C (Pig) A8-125 landed at RAAF Amberley, Queensland. A8-125 was formerly designated USAF 67-125. The aircraft was flown by GpCpt J W Newham (later CAS) and WgCdr (later AirCdre) T C Owen. On December 3, 2010 A8-125 completed its last flight with 6 Squadron. It was piloted by CO 6 Sqn WG Cdr Michael Gray and marshaled by Daryl Mackiln, the same man who marshaled A8-125 37 years earlier when it first arrived at Amberley.

 

General Dynamics F-111C Aardvark

Designed to meet the combined requirements of the US Air Force and the US Navy, the F-111 Aardvark was first flown on December 21, 1964. Several versions of the F-111 were developed, but the Navy canceled its version in 1968 leaving the Air Force the F-111's sole US operator. The Aardvark was well ahead of its time, pioneering such technologies as terrain following radar, afterburning turbofans and variable sweep wings. Though it was originally conceived as a multi-role fighter, it was better suited to a role as a long-range attack aircraft. It was armed with air-to surface ordnance and was equipped to carry free-fall nuclear weapons.

 

Hobby Master's 1:72 scale F-111 Aardvark is a large model in this scale with many fine features, such as articulating swing wings with under-wing ordnance, configured with ball and socket mounts for secure and easy positioning. The large canopy is removable for easy viewing of the cockpit's interior and crew figures, and structural component details can be seen inside the main gear bay. The landing gear has been included as complete subassemblies for quick and easy configuration. Variants in this series include the early F-111A, the F-111C with longer wings and the EF-111A Raven with electronic warfare equipment bulge on top of the fin.





























Hobby Master 1:72

The Hobby Master "1:72 " presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft.

Hobby Master "1:72 " diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Opening canopies, revealing detailed cockpit interiors.
  • Optional extended/retracted landing gear.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
  • Accurately detailed underside with concealed screwheads.

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Diecast Toy Manufacturer Hobby Master
Manufacturer No
Country Australia
Scale 1:72
Type Jet Aircraft
Series F-111
Color Blue