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Allan J Withers
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General Dynamics F 111C, A8-125, 1 Sqn RAAF, Amberley Qld 1998.

June 20, 2022 · in Aviation · · 29 · 1.1K

, my third F 111, started 2013, finished for the Nose Art GB 2018, more pic's and details there, celebrating 25 years of service with the .

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  1. Lovely job on this Allan , super clean and tidy as usual, well done mate.

  2. Ditto with @neil-foster , Allan!
    Truly superb!

  3. Another nice Withers masterpiece.

  4. That’s great Allan! Very clean craftsmanship on a somewhat fiddly kit.

  5. Nice. I have followed development of this plane since it was a prototype.
    Well done.
    I have a question however. Does the ordinance rotate to stay in axis with the fuselage or were they rigidly mounted not looking “ right “ until swept back ?

  6. Agree on all previous comments, Allan @kalamazoo
    A true gem.

  7. Nice looking Pig*.

    *anyone wondering, it is not an insult but what the RAAF called their F-111s.

  8. Looks great! Good to see something from you again - seems like it's been a while...

  9. Nice one, Allan! A real beauty. I agree with Greg.

  10. Looks great, Allan (@kalamazoo). F-111s are look really cool, especially in special markings like these.

  11. Great work Alan, Sparrows and Bombs - complete coverage!
    I always thought the F-111 looked like a huge delta wing when fully retracted.

  12. Very beautiful. I flew the F-111A and D for eight years. We had Aussie exchange crews in our squadron (430 TFS) at Nellis AFB in 1972 while they were waiting for their jets to be delivered.
    Just two notes: 1) Yes, the inboard two pylons on each side pivoted to stay streamlined with the airflow. 2) 16 degree wing is full forward and 72 degree is full aft sweep.

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