Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
HA3022
EF-111A 66-0030 390th ECS/48th TFW(P),
Operation Desert Storm,
Saudi Arabia early  1991
1/72 scale pre-finished.

Die-cast metal with a minimum of plastic.

Professionally painted.

All markings are pad applied for superb results.

Crew figure.

Model has variable-sweep wings that work.

Comes with display stand.

Landing gear can be displayed up or down.

Extremely sought after by collectors.
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 but the RAAF continued to use theirs.



Prior to Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm EF-111A 66-0030 took part in the El Dorado
Canyon mission and while stationed at Upper Heyford wore the name “Mild and Bitter
Homebrew”. For Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm the 390th ECS “Wild Boars”
deployed eighteen aircraft with the EF-111As being assigned to the 48th TFW (Provisional).
During the six-week war the 390th helped protect coalition aircraft by electronically jamming Iraqi
air defenses. In late March 1991 the 390th EF-111As returned to Mountain Home AFB. 66-030
went to AMARC in 1998.


Specifications for the General Dynamics/Grumman EF-111A

Aircraft variant name – Raven

First delivery to combat units - 1981
Number of F-111As converted to EF-111As by Grumman – 42
Role - electronic warfare aircraft
Crew - 2 x Pilot, Electronic Warfare Officer (EWO)
Dimensions
Length – 76 ft   (23.17 m)
Height – 20 ft   (61. m)
Wingspan – 63 ft   (19.2 m) extended  /  32 ft   (9.74 m) swept
Wing area – 657.4 ft²   (61.07 m) extended  /  525 ft²   (48.77 m²) swept
Weights
Empty – 55,275 lb   (25,072 kg)
Loaded – 70,000 lb   (31,751 kg)
Max takeoff - 89.000 lb   (40,370 kg)
Performance
Powerplant - 2 x Pratt & Whitney P&W TF30-P-3 turbofan, 10,750 lb.s.t dry and 18,500 lb.s.t with
afterburning. (lb.s.t. - Pounds Static Thrust)
Max speed – 1,460 mph   (Mach 2.2  /  2,350 km/h) above 30,000 ft
Max normal range – 2,000 mi   (1,740 nmi, 3,220 km)
Ferry range – 3,800 mi   (3,300 nmi, 6,110 km)
Service ceiling – 45,000 ft   (13,715 m)
ROC – 11,000 ft/min   (3,353m/min)
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