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F-111C Aardvark Model, RAAF, ARDU - Hobby Master HA3024


F-111C Aardvark Model, RAAF, ARDU - Hobby Master HA3024 - click to enlarge
F-111C Aardvark Model, RAAF, ARDU - Hobby Master HA3024 - click to enlarge


Item No. HM-HA3024
$114.95
Availability: Sold Out


Description

Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model

General Dynamics F-111C Aardvark A8-132, RAAF Aircraft Research and Development Unit (ARDU), RAAF Base Amberley, Australia, 1988

1:72 Scale.  Length: 12.25".  Wingspan (spread): 10.5



Limited production of approximately 800 models worldwide


General Dynamics F-111C Aardvark A8-132 USAF serial 67-0132 first flew on October 21, 1968 and arrived in Australia on July 27, 1973. The aircraft spent 1979 until 1988 at the RAAF Aircraft Research and Development Unit at RAAF base Amberley. A8-132 completed intense weapons testing and completed over 30 major trials. At ARDU A8-132 received a paint scheme consisting of a camouflage upper surface and a white lower surface. A8-132 was retired in 2010 and sent to RAAF base Edinburgh wearing its former ARDU paint scheme.

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.


Hobby Master offers a wide selection of quality, pre-assembled, diecast model airplanes. Each model is crafted to a high level of accuracy using specifications of the original aircraft. They are constructed with precision-made diecast metal and some plastic components.

This model of an F-111 Ardvark features:

  • Opening canopy
  • Detailed cockpit with removable crew figures
  • Realistic panel lines and antennas
  • Historically accurate pad printed graphics
  • Adjustable sweep wings
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Display stand
  • Box with F-111 Aardvark artwork



  • Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models


    Not suitable for children under the age of 14


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