Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
HA3023
General Dynamics EF-111A Raven

USAF 66th ECW, 42nd ECS
RAF Upper Heyford, England, 1987
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.



F-111A 67-0052 began service with the 429th ECS/366th TFW. 67-0052 was the last of 42
F-111As converted to EF-111As and was assigned to the 42nd ECS stationed at RAF Upper
Heyford, England between July 1983 and July 1992. In April of 1986 67-0052 was one of six
Ravens providing electronic countermeasures to USN aircraft during Operation El Dorado
Canyon in Libya. In 1987 the aircraft was nicknamed “Cherry Bomb” after an EB-66 that had
previously served with the 42nd Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron. On April 1, 1998 67-0052
was sent to AMARC.



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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