Hobbyboss 1:48 EF-111 Raven
A contract to create EF-111 s from existing F-111A airframes was awarded to Grumman in 1974. It first flew on 10 March 1977 and deliveries to combat units began in 1981. The EF-111A Raven retained the F-111A s navigation systems, with a revised AN/APQ-160 radar primarily for ground mapping. The primary feature of the Raven, however, was the Raytheon AN/ALQ-99E jamming system, developed from the Navy s ALQ-99 on the Prowler. Its primary electronics were installed in the weapons bay, with transmitters fitted in a 16 ft (4.9 m) long ventral "canoe" radome; the complete installation weighed some 6,000 pounds (2,700 kg). Receivers were installed in a fin-tip pod, or "football", similar to that of the EA-6B. The aircraft s electrical and cooling systems had to be extensively upgraded to support this equipment. The cockpit was also rearranged, with all flight and navigation displays relocated to the pilot s side and flight controls except throttles being removed from the other seat, where the electronic warfare officer s instrumentation and controls were installed.
The kit consists of 320 parts, detailed fuselage with accurate design, canopy can be assembled open/closed, wing sweep can be varied, optional position flap, highly detailed engines, finely detailed cockpit, gear cabin and grooved rubber tyres.
Length: 486 mm
Width: 400 mm (max) / 203 mm (min)