HA3029 Hobbymaster FB-111A “Tiger Meet 1978” 68-0247, 509th BW, 393rd BS, Pease AFB

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Hobbymaster 1/72nd scale
HA3029
FB-111A
"Tiger Meet 1978"
68-0247
509th BW
393rd BS
Pease AFB

RRP £118.00

In stock

Model Description

Hobbymaster 1/72nd scale HA3029 FB-111A “Tiger Meet 1978” 68-0247, 509th BW, 393rd BS, Pease AFB5. Buy now online at Flying Tigers.

 

The General Dynamics F-111 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 but the RAAF continued to use theirs.

68-027 FB-111A was built in 1968 as C/N B1-19. In 1978 the NTM (NATO Tiger Meet) was to be held at Kleine Brogel, Belgium so 68-0247 that was assigned to the 509BW/393BS based at Pease AFB was sent to take part. In 1989 SACs F-111s were being replaced by B-1B bombers so F-111As were converted to F-111Gs. Some F-111Gs were spared from the Bone Yard and sent to the RAAF while the rest went to AMARC. In 1993 68-0247 was the USAF’s last flying F-111G to arrive there with 5,490 flight hours.

RRP £118.00

Weight 1500 g
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Historical Era

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Model Code: HA3029

Model categories:
1/72nd scale Military Jet Aircraft, Future Hobbymaster models -all scales, Future Military Model Releases, General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark, HobbyMaster Aviation, Military Aviation