Remarks: (Built 1969) parked on the apron at RAAF Amberley along with A8-125, A8-134 and A8-113 just over a week before the much loved F-111 was retired from service. As the final aircraft to shut down engines after the final retirement flight on December 3, 2010 this jet became the worlds last operational Pig. Thankfully this aircraft has avoided the scrap man and is earmarked for preservation with the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS) collection as a non-flying museum display.
Remarks: (Del 6/73) seriously low, mighty fast and splendidly loud! It was a pleasure to witness the Pig doing what it does best from such close range just prior to retirement. This marvel of modern technology, that has the honour of performing the last ever "dump and burn" a few days after this shot was taken, has been spared from the scrap heap and now resides in the RAAF Amberley Aviation Heritage Centre.