I'm not a great one for "what if" modelling, but I made an exception on this because this so nearly DID happen. When the Labour party cancelled the TSR2 (the best strike aircraft the RAF never had) they then bought into the American F111 project[...]
Great modeler’s reference of a F4U-1 Corsair of No. 16 Squadron, Royal New Zealand Air Force, being serviced at Green Island (now Nissan Island), Bougainville, 21 Dec 1944.
Squadron Commander Samson flew a Farman MF-II for its first night[...]
Built OOB except added crew, and swapped out 1000 lb iron bombs for r******d bombs. Was a pretty nice kit - a bit difficult to get the exhaust nozzles snuggled up next to the fuselage once everything was put together. I used a panel line wash a[...]
1/72 Hasegawa, my second F 111, I added cameras, those orange bits on the nose and tail cones, static dischargers, and four AGM 88 HARM missiles, finished in Model Master enamels, kit, Aussie, Roodecal and other decals, Future and Xtra flat. Th[...]
1/72 Hasegawa, my first F 111, with 24 Mk 82 500 lb bombs from their weapons set 1, finished in Model Master enamels and I think their acrylic flat clear, no that's wrong, Tamiya X22 with X21 flat base, the kit came with this scheme but I used A[...]
This is the old Monogram, ex-Aurora, F-111A Swing Wing Fighter kit.
I back dated the kit to represent the first RTD&E aircraft. Backdating the aircraft wasn't that hard. The major modification is the fuel dump area in between the two engin[...]