Google Earth Hacks | File Downloads | Categories | Most Popular | Newest | Top Rated | By State | By Country
Google Earth Hacks Login | Register    
Logging in will reduce the number of ads that you see    
(advanced search)

Subscribe in a reader Get updates by e-mail Follow GEH on Twitter Follow Mickey on Twitter

Dig Deeper

General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark at RAAF Amberley

Info Map Comments (0) Related Files
Delicious StumbleUpon StumbleUpon TwitThis TwitThis

General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark at RAAF Amberley

State (US):
Uploaded By:
Date Posted:December 1st, 2009
Popularity Rating:0.333333

Description: The Australian government ordered 24 F-111C aircraft in 1963 to replace the Royal Australian Air Force's English Electric Canberras in the bombing and tactical strike role. While the first aircraft was officially handed over in 1968, structural integrity problems found in the U.S. Air Force F-111s delayed the entry into service of the F-111C until 1973. USAF F-4 Phantom IIs were leased as an interim measure. Four F-111Cs were modified to the RF-111C reconnaissance configuration, but retained their air strike capability.

Since their introduction Australia's F-111s have been operated by the No. 1 Squadron RAAF in the strike role, with the No. 6 Squadron RAAF operating the aircraft as an operational conversion unit. A temporary flight designated the Washington Flying Unit ferried to Australia the first 12 F-111Cs from the United States in 1973, and F-111s had been lent to the RAAF's Aircraft Research and Development Unit.

Royal Australian Air Force has operated F-111C/RF-111C and F-111G. Operates the F-111C/RF-111C as of 2009. Its last F-111s are to be retired in 2010.

Comments: You need to register or log-in to be able to leave comments about this file.

This file has not yet been rated.Sorry, but you must be logged in to rate this file so we can tell which files you've already voted on, which will help prevent cheating.
Click here to log-in, or you can click here to register.
(Registration is free)

Download File


Google Earth Hacks is not affiliated with Google in any way

"Google" and "Google Earth" are trademarks of Google Inc.

Google Earth Hacks © 2005 - 2018 MickMel, Inc - Privacy Statement

GEH in the News - GEH en Espaᯬ - GEH auf Deutsch - GEH en Fran硩s