Super Hornets and Attack Choppers to buzz the GC600

Get ready adrenaline junkies, you’re in for a treat at this years Gold Coast 600 with the Royal Australian Air Force and Army announcing that they will be conducting displays and fly overs of some of their most potent weapons.

Tomorrow, two ARH Tiger Attack Helicopters from the School of Army Aviation at Oakey will conduct a display over the track for the spectators.

The ARH Tiger is a two seat armed reconnaissance helicopter, capable of performing attack or reconnaissance roles in support of troops on the ground.


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The Tiger is equipped with a 30mm Cannon containing up to 450 rounds and employ up to 8 Hellfire antitank missiles and either guided or unguided 70 millimetre rockets.

ARH Tiger | PHOTO: Supplied © Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Defence / Captured by CPL Oliver Carter

ARH Tiger | PHOTO: Supplied © Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Defence / Captured by CPL Oliver Carter

The Air Force’s F/A-18F Super Hornet will impress Supercar fans when it buzzes the track at 2:00pm on Sunday.

Following the Australian Anthem, the Super Hornet will conduct a final flypast before the main event.

The twin seat Hornet can undertake air interception, air combat, close air support of ground troops and interdiction of enemy supply lines.

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