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ARDU F-111 moves to RAAF Edinburgh

written by australianaviation.com.au | August 8, 2011
A crane lifts A8-132 onto a truck prior to transportation to RAAF Base Edinburgh. (Dept of Defence)

A former Aircraft Research and Development Unit (ARDU) F-111 has begun its final journey to RAAF Base Edinburgh, leaving RAAF Base Amberley via low loader truck.

F-111C A8-132 was used extensively by the RAAF Edinburgh based ARDU for weapons testing for the type between 1979 and 1988, with over 30 major trials conducted. Following completion of trials, A8-132 was returned to the main F-111 fleet and resumed duties as a strike aircraft.

The aircraft has been repainted in its original ARDU colours in preparation for going on display at Edinburgh, with camouflage upper surfaces and a white lower surface.

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