Hobby Master - 1/72 F-111G Boneyard Wrangler A8-272 6 Sqn RAAF 1994-07

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General Dynamics F-111G Aardvark Diecast Model
RAAF No.6 Sqn, A8-272 Boneyard Wrangler Australia, 2007
 

The General Dynamics F-111 “Aardvark” entered service in 1967 as a medium-range aircraft
designed for interdiction and tactical strikes. The F-111 was used as an all-weather attack
aircraft capable of low-level penetration of enemy territory. It also could be used for
reconnaissance and electronic warfare. Some unique features are variable geometry wings,
the 2 crew members sat side by side in an escape capsule, internal weapons bay; terrain
following radar and afterburning turbofans. The USAF retired their last F-111 in 1998.

Originally RAAF F-111G A8-272 was USAF SAC FB-111G 68-0272. USAF 68-0272 was
retired on September 23, 1982 and sent to storage at Davis Monthan AFB, known as the
“Boneyard”. In 1992 the RAAF purchased fifteen USAF F-111s including 68-0272 that
became A8-272. The other fourteen F-111s were still in service with the USAF but 68-0272
was taken out of storage and made airworthy. 68-0272 became the only F-111 to ever fly
again in an operational capacity earning the nickname “Boneyard Wrangler”. On May 1,
2009, A8-272 was sent to the RAAF Museum at Point Cook.

There were 34 F-111As reconfigured to F-111Gs for tactical use.
The conversion consisted of minor avionics updates and strengthening the airframe for the
new role.

General Dynamics F-111A specifications:

Crew :

  • 2 x pilot, weapon systems officer

Performance:

  • Engines – 2 X Pratt & Whitney TF30-P-3 generating 18,500 lbs. thrust each
  • Maximum speed – 1,452 mph   (2,336 km/h)   
  • Cruising speed -  685 mph   (1,102 km/h)
  • Normal Range - 3,632 miles   (5,845 km)
  • Service Ceiling - 57,000 ft.   (17,373 m)

Dimensions:

  • Length - 73.5 ft   (22.4 m)
  • Wingspan - 63.0 ft   (19.2 m) spread; 32.0 ft   (9.74 m) swept
  • Height - 17.13 ft   (5.22 m)
  • Wing area - 657.4 ft²   (61.07 m²) spread; 525 ft²   (48.77 m²) swept

Weight:

  • Empty - 47,481 lb   (21,537 kg)
  • Loaded - 82,843 lb   (37,577 kg)
  • Maximum takeoff - 98,979 lb   (44,896 kg)

Armament:

  • 1 X 20mm M61A1 cannon and up to 24 conventional or nuclear weapons
Model Specs:
  • 1/72 scale pre-finished.
  • Die-cast metal with a minimum of plastic.
  • Professionally painted.
  • All markings are pad applied for superb results.
  • Crew figures.
  • 24 Mk. 82 bombs.
  • Model has variable-sweep wings that work.
  • Comes with display stand.
  • Landing gear can be displayed up or down.
  • Extremely sought after by collectors.
SKU HMA3026
Barcode # 4895173412028
Brand Hobby Master


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