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VS 5.0

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on the last day of the F/A-18 Hornets service
Saw one of those flying around at an air show at RAAF Pearce a few years ago....awesome thing.

EDIT: "A few years ago" was 2012 lol.

Also, pics.....







Then this guy flew by....from Guam.

 
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Too much ???
 

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Saw one of those flying around at an air show at RAAF Pearce a few years ago....awesome thing.
The Super Hornets sorta replaced the F111s and are still flying out of Amberley. One fell on its nose into a ditch this week.
  • Credit: Andrew Greene via Twitter


    They are a Hornet on steroids, look the same, but much bigger, and louder.
 
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The Super Hornets sorta replaced the F111s and are still flying out of Amberley. One fell on its nose into a ditch this week.
  • Credit: Andrew Greene via Twitter


    They are a Hornet on steroids, look the same, but much bigger, and louder.
I do miss seeing the F-111s flying around. They were a lot bigger than the F-18s and the noise was incredible. A deep thunderous roar instead of the whining turbo like sound of the F-18.

The F-111s were a better airframe for a country like Australia with a large area to cover and sparse defensive resources as it was a jack of all trades. The ferry range of over 5700kms and top speed over Mach 3 were very useful here in Australia and gave us a quick strike capability but unfortunately they were very expensive to operate later in their life and the US no longer used them so we had to retire ours.

The US just moved over to the B-1 Lancer for its supersonic strike bomber role on the retirement of their F-111s but we no longer have a strike bomber capability at all with the retirement of the F-111. Our airforce is now entirely defensive in nature and if we were attacked we would struggle to mount any kind of counter offensive ourselves and would be reliant on the US to counter strike.
 

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Today I did the most grossest thing I have ever done by a long shot. I went around to a woman's place to repair her fence. She asked me to look under her car as she thought there was a dead cat there. Sure enough there was. It had wrapped itself around the front suspension and from the smell of it had been there for a while. We went back to our place and lifted her car up in the air. I tied a rope around the cat and managed to pull half of the cat out. I then had to loop the rope back around the suspension. I pulled on it as hard as I could but it wouldn't move so I tied the rope onto the tow bar of the ute. Luckily It came out as I was stuck for what to do if it hadn't.

My clothes are soaking for the night. The rope, two pair of gloves and the cat are in the bin. Luckily our rubbish bin gets picked up tomorrow as it's pretty high. The bin will need to be cleaned out as well.
 

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Oh dear.........
 

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Today I did the most grossest thing I have ever done by a long shot. I went around to a woman's place to repair her fence. She asked me to look under her car as she thought there was a dead cat there. Sure enough there was. It had wrapped itself around the front suspension and from the smell of it had been there for a while. We went back to our place and lifted her car up in the air. I tied a rope around the cat and managed to pull half of the cat out. I then had to loop the rope back around the suspension. I pulled on it as hard as I could but it wouldn't move so I tied the rope onto the tow bar of the ute. Luckily It came out as I was stuck for what to do if it hadn't.

My clothes are soaking for the night. The rope, two pair of gloves and the cat are in the bin. Luckily our rubbish bin gets picked up tomorrow as it's pretty high. The bin will need to be cleaned out as well.
Not sure how to react to that.
 
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Well I hope I never have to go through that again.......
 
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