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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series HA3010
General Dynamics F-111E Aardvark Diecast Model
USAF 20th TFW, #68-0020 "The Chief", RAF Upper Heyford, England, 1989

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
General Dynamics F-111E Aardvark   12.25"   10.5"

General Dynamics F-111E “Aardvark” 68-0020 was c/n A1-189/E-30. It 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 located 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 at RAF Upper-Heyford, England. In 1976 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 so on December 7th the final 3F-111s left the base with 68-0020 flying to Hill AFB, Utah. The aircraft was retired and entered the Hill Aerospace Museum where it was painted and displays as “My Lucky Blonde”.

General Dynamics F-111E 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.

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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.

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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series

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

Hobby Master "1:72 Air Power Series" 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.
  • Interchangeable 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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