1/72 General Dynamics F-111E "Aardvark": 68-0020 20th TFW Flagship 1989 "The Chief"
From Hobby Master
CODE: HA3010
Length: 12.25 inches
Width: 10.5 inches

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 after-burning turbofans. 
The USAF retired their last F-111 in 1998 but the RAAF continued to use theirs until 2010.

General Dynamics F-111E “Aardvark” 68-0020 was c/n A1-189/E-30. It was brought on charge 
on December 17, 1969 and allocated to the 27th TFW at Cannon AFB, New Mexico. In October 
1970 the aircraft was transferred to the 474th TFW located at Nellis AFB, Nevada. In March of 
1971 68-0020 moved back to the 27th TFW and later that year transferred to the 20th TFW at 
RAF Upper-Heyford, England. In 1976 68-0020 was given the honor of wearing the paint scheme 
celebrating the American Bicentennial. In 1989 the same aircraft was the flagship of the 20th 
TFW and wore the nose art “The Chief”. The RAF Upper-Heyford flight line was due to close on 
December 15, 1993 so on December 7th the final 3
F-111s left the base with 68-0020 flying to Hill AFB, Utah. The aircraft was retired and entered 
the Hill Aerospace Museum where it was painted and displays as “My Lucky Blonde”.
Assemble Guide: No assembly required.
Our Price: MYR320.00


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