General Dynamics RF-111C (F-111) Aardvark - RAAF 1/72 Scale Diecast Metal Airplane by Hobby Master
1:72 Scale Diecast Metal – General Dynamics RF-111C Aardvark – - Length: 12" Wingspan (extended): 11"
This F-111 model is a twin seat and includes pilot/crew figures. The cockpit does not open or close, instead two pieces are included, one for the opened position and one for the closed position.
The landing gear is optional, one can select to display the landing gear in its extended position or to cover the wheel wells as in the inflight position.
This model includes a pair for fuel tanks that attach to the wings. A plastic stand where the model can be attached for display is included.
The maker of the model really did a good job with the model, the panel lines and details are very crisp and one can see the little dots that represent the rivets holding down the panels. This is really a "no-play" model or a "display-only" model.
It is mostly metal and very heavy. It also has a number of antennas which look great but are very fragile. The box is labeled as not suitable for children under 14.
The box measures 15 inches by 10 inches by 4 inches.
The General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark was a supersonic, medium-range interdictor and tactical attack aircraft that also filled the roles of strategic nuclear bomber, aerial reconnaissance, and electronic-warfare aircraft in its various versions. Developed in the 1960s by General Dynamics, it first entered service in 1967 with the United States Air Force. The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) also ordered the type and began operating F-111Cs in 1973.