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Last Updated 18 July, 2003

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Australian Models

The very first "known" radio controlled F-111 flying model, made by the late Harry Gerhman, from Redcliff Brisbane Australia. - Harry's original model appeared on the cover of Radio Controlled Jet International magazine.
Kevlar Fuselage - 4 sale
RAAF colours, single JPX turbine engine.
Bill Burgess retired from the RAAF and built this F-111A 1/10th scale, radio controlled flying model. He was a part of the original ground crew that went to Nellis AFB in 1968, to learn how to service the aircraft prior to Australia receiving delivery. He spent more time working on the USAF F-111A's so he built an A model. This model is the first to have both fully functional swing wings & scale landing gear !!
The images below show the making of a RAAF F-111G / FB-111A master plug, from this a mold will be taken. Every effort will be made to show "scale" and fine detail in this 1 / 10th scale flying model. Updates showing progress to be posted when available.
Brad Martin and Mr Milne have built a 1/12 scale (1820mm or 72inch long) model . They plan is to utilize a 'Ramtect fan unit with a OS90 engine for power. Brad started his F-111 model by taking a cast of an old display F-111 at Amberley. From the cast, fiberglass moulds were made. Significant improvements were made from the original display F-111 (model probably originated from GD in 1973) to better represent the actual shape of an F-111C. As a point of interest, Brad is considering making non-flying static fiberglass models for sale.


Huge Models made in the USA

EF-111A from the 429th ECS at Cannon AFB - images courtesy of Peter Lekkterman. This could have originally been the below F-111A
F-111A Mtn Home AFB 1982 - Image Brian Mohr
AFSA Chapter 155.
AFSA web site

Best available video for detailed close-up slow pan shots is avalable from Kerry Cox at Modvid. Kerry himself is a competition modeller, and you can easly tell after viewing this brilliant video of the ex SAC FB-111A now converted to RAAF A8-272 The Boneyard Wrangler.

Also view the close up images gallery showing the general differences between the various model F-111's
More detailed information can be found by going to the 3 pages on F-111 books.  


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