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Old Viper Tester

Red Flag 84-5: 523rd Tac Fighter Squadron

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F-111Ds of the 523TFS out of Cannon AFB at Nellis AFB for Red Flag 84-5, August 1984:


F-111D 27tfw CC nose-on 19840820 33cr



68-0086 523tfs CC KLSV 19840820 34cr



68-0112 523tfs CC KLSV 19840820 09cr



68-0115 523tfs KLSV 19840820 28cr



68-0116 523tfs CC KLSV 19840201 26cr



68-0126 523tfs CC KLSV 19840820 32cr



68-0150 523tfs CC KLSV 19840820 38cr



68-0156 523tfs CC KLSV 19840820 05cr


68-0156 523tfs CC LSV 19840820 09cr


Thanks for looking,



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Classic shots. Thanks for posting!





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Yet another great series, Sven - thanks very much for posting.


F-111s of any description are of particular interest to me, F-111Ds especially so; of all the variants, they seemed to carry ECM pods under the fuselage (I think behind the gun fairing) more frequently than any other. Still, it doesn't seem to be very common, so it's great to see them in your pics. I started a pair of Hasegawa F-111s a couple of years ago (thread here if anyone's interested), with the intention of finishing one as an F-111D with a pod attached; this might just serve as the impetus that stalled project needs....


Your last photo showing the pilot and crew chief of -156 sent me looking for more information... I assumed that the pilot was either British or Australian on exchange and it turns out that he was indeed an Australian, Chris Matters, as shown in this list of RAAF aircrew from the Pig (R/F-111C/G) community who exchanged with the USAF. Awesome!


thanks again,




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Yes, yes, yes, oh my, yes! What a magnificent weenie cooker! Thanks a million for sharing these! 👍


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What an aircraft! Sadly missed but very fondly remembered

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