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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series HA3028
General Dynamics F-111F Aardvark Diecast Model
USAF 523rd TFS Crusaders, #73-0715, RAF Fairford, England, Exercise Central Enterprise 1995

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

F-111F 73-0715 was delivered to the Flight Test Center and OT&E (operational test and evaluation) unit in 1973. In December 1979 73-0715 lost the nose wheel and circled to land. The pilot was told to go around but the tail hook caught the wire slamming the aircraft to the ground. One year later 73-0715 took part in Operation Desert Shield where a KC-135 punched a hole in it. June 1995 the 523FS "Crusaders" deployed eight F-111F's to RAF Fairford for Exercise "Central Enterprise". In October 1995 F-111F 73-0715 went to the Bone Yard and scrapped.

General Dynamics F-111F 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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