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Hobby Master HA3023 1/72 EF-111A Raven Cherry Bomb Diecast Airplane

Product Code: HMA3023
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EF-111A Raven Cherry Bomb 67-0052, 42nd ECS, 66th ECW, Upper Heyford, England 1987

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.

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.

  • 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.