Tag: RF-111C

Pig! Remembering RAAF F-111C Aardvark
"Do you realize the Australians have a bomber that can put a bomb through that window on to the table here in front of us?" Former Indonesian defense minister Benny Murdani speaking about RAAF F-111C. The F-111, with its variable sweep wing, terrain following radar, military-rated afterburning turbofan engines and self-contained escape...
The reason behind the incident was the loss of the plane's port main wheel shortly after take-off The interesting video in this post features a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) F-111 performing an emergency landing at RAAF Base Amberley after wheel failure on take-off. The aircraft involved in the incident, which actually happened on Jul. 18, 2006, was the F-111C A8-143. Noteworthy...