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End of the line for a couple of F111

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Very sad to see any aircraft treated like this. Look at about 2 minute 50 seconds of the video and you can see its far more than just a couple of planes
 

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Very sad to see any aircraft treated like this. Look at about 2 minute 50 seconds of the video and you can see its far more than just a couple of planes

It was around fourteen, luckily quite a few made it to museums, more than I expected given they are nuclear capable.
 

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It was around fourteen, luckily quite a few made it to museums, more than I expected given they are nuclear capable.

Do you know which museums?

One is at Pearl Harbor, in the aircraft museum there. I saw it last month.
 

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Do you know which museums?

One is at Pearl Harbor, in the aircraft museum there. I saw it last month.

The Australian F111s that survived :

Aviation Historical Society of the Northern Territory (A8-113)
Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome Heritage Aviation Association (A8-147)
Fighter World, Williamtown, NSW (A8-148)
Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (A8-109)
Queensland Air Museum (A8-129)
South Australian Aviation Museum. (A8-134)
The following museums will get a crew module display
Royal Australian Air Force Association, Bull Creek (A8-140)
Caboolture Warbird Museum (A8-135)
Moorabbin Air Museum (A8-131)

Source ADF serials http://www.adf-serials.com.au/3a8.htm
 
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Thanks
This is the Pearl Harbor one...hope pic works, not done a pic before.
 

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See what happens if I do multiple pics...
It's now at the Pacific Aviation Museum, part of Pearl Harbor Base/Museum in Honolulu.
Guide there said a team disassembled the plane at Amberley, then flew to HNL and reassembled it there.
He said they stayed a few weeks but had most of the work done by the end of the first one...
Also the sign says Aussies invented the "dump and burn"
He was surprised that we just buried them instead of using them in museums or displays...every small town in USA has a plane in a park somewhere.
 

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See what happens if I do multiple pics...
It's now at the Pacific Aviation Museum, part of Pearl Harbor Base/Museum in Honolulu.
Guide there said a team disassembled the plane at Amberley, then flew to HNL and reassembled it there.
He said they stayed a few weeks but had most of the work done by the end of the first one...
Also the sign says Aussies invented the "dump and burn"
He was surprised that we just buried them instead of using them in museums or displays...every small town in USA has a plane in a park somewhere.

You would be surprised at the annual cost to upkeep a gate guard aircraft (which is a condition of the loan/gift of the aircraft). Very expensive.
 

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The Australian F111s that survived :

Aviation Historical Society of the Northern Territory (A8-113)
Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome Heritage Aviation Association (A8-147)
Fighter World, Williamtown, NSW (A8-148)
Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (A8-109)
Queensland Air Museum (A8-129)
South Australian Aviation Museum. (A8-134)
The following museums will get a crew module display
Royal Australian Air Force Association, Bull Creek (A8-140)
Caboolture Warbird Museum (A8-135)
Moorabbin Air Museum (A8-131)

Source ADF serials 3a8
There are a few other around.

A8-125 at RAAF Museum Pt Cook
A8-126 at Aviation Heritage Centre RAAF Amberley
A8-132 at RAAF Edinburgh
A8-138 at RAAF Amberley (to be at the Front Gate)
A8-142 at RAAF Wagga (to be at the Front Gate)
A8-272 RAAF Museum Pt Cook

Several aircraft crew module sections are also on display at various locations.
 

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Loved these pics. Spent early childhood near RAAF Richmond and later childhood/teen years regularly out near RAAF Pearce. Brings back some cool memories.


Yes I know 111's were at Amberley but they made regular visits.
 

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There is one at the Airforce base in Wagga Wagga, I saw them unloading it a while back and placing it in the hanger behind the original terminal building for the airport (that old white building you see in front of the hangers). I believe it was pplaced there for training purposes for future A Techs.
 

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I have recently been to Wagga RAAF Museum, they have a F111 but don't have the space to display it, they are waiting for funding to build a new shed according to the guides I was talking with.
Also went to Fighterworld (A8-148), Evans Head Museum (A8-147) and Queensland Air Museum (A8-129), they have their F111's on display.
If you just want to see a F111 Evans Head is the best for a view, new museum with lots of space around the plane, the others are more "stuffed in" with other planes and displays.
The bloke running it used to train F111 pilots and knows his stuff.
 

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I was on an Army exercise at Evans Head in 1977 and unfortunately one of our tasks was to collect and load, on a C130, wreckage of a recently crashed F111. I think the aircraft hit a Pelican at low altitude and both pilots were killed.
There weren't many large pieces and I remember quite a big crater at the point of impact
 
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