Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model
General Dynamics F-111E "Aardvark" - 68-0020, “The Chief”, 20th TFW, USAF at RAF Upper Heyford, England, 1989
1:72 Scale. Length: 12.25". Wingspan (spread): 10.5”
General Dynamics F-111E “Aardvark” #68-0020 was brought on charge on December 17, 1969 and allocated to the 27th TFW at Cannon AFB, New Mexico. In October 1970, the aircraft was transferred to the 474th TFW at Nellis AFB, Nevada. In March of 1971, 68-0020 moved back to the 27th TFW and later that year transferred to the 20th TFW, RAF Upper Heyford, England.Realistic panel lines
Detailed cockpit with crew figures
Historically accurate printed markings
Adjustable sweep wings
Optional extended landing gear
In 1976 No. 68-0020 was given the honor of wearing the paint scheme celebrating the American bicentennial. In 1989 the same aircraft was the flagship of the 20th TFW and wore the nose art “The Chief”. The RAF Upper Heyford flight line was due to close on December 15, 1993 and on December 7th the final three F-111s left the base with No. 68-0020 flying to Hill AFB Utah. This F-111 was eventually retired from service and, in January 1994, acquired by the Hill Aerospace Museum where it was painted and displayed as “My Lucky Blonde”.
The General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark entered service with the US Air Force in July 1967 as a medium-range aircraft designed for interdiction and tactical strike. The F-111 was also used as a strategic bomber, reconnaissance and an electronic warfare aircraft. Some unique features of the F-111 when it was introduced included variable-geometry wings, crew seating in an escape capsule cockpit, terrain following radar and afterburning turbofan engines.
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Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft
This item is not suitable for children under the age of 14 years