F-111: The Pig cotton hoodie

Regular price$48.00

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Size chart
Body width: Measure on the front, from underarm to underarm.
Body length: Measure from the top of the neck to the bottom of the hem.

Measurements are in millimetres. Please note, measurements can vary within 20mm, this is within our tolerance.

AU INTL. EU UK US Body width Body length
XS 6/8 42 32 490 720
S 8/10 46 36 495 730
M 10/12 48 38 530 750
L 12/14 50 40 565 770
XL 14/16 52 42 600 790
XXL 16/18 54 44 635 810
3XL 18/20 56 46 670 830
4XL 20/22 58 48 710 860
5XL 22/24 60 50 760 880
6XL 24/26 62 52 790 900
7XL 26/28 64 54 815 920

Officially Australian Made® certified and crafted in 100% Australian-grown cotton. Super soft & comfortable hoodie in unisex style. Remember and pay your respects to the brave men and women who have served with distinction since World War I.

Eco-Friendly. Australian-Grown.
Australian cotton is a true white cotton, that has an excellent reputation for quality and sustainability world-wide. Australian cotton is the most water efficient cotton industry in the world and has seen an 85% reduction in the use of herbicides and pesticides. This t-shirt is decorated with eco-friendly water-based pigment inks that are OKEO-TEXT certified. Free from dangerous substances & chemicals, heavy metals and undesirable surfactants.

Zero plastic
We pack your threads in recyclable acid-free tissue paper and use only plant-based home compostable mailers, at no extra cost. By sending your parcel with our delivery partner Australia Post, you’re supporting their carbon-offset projects that have positive environmental and social impacts. Since 2019, their carbon neutral parcel delivery initiative is equivalent of taking 75,000 cars off the road – or roughly 200,000 tonnes of emissions.

Controlled production
Sustainability involves finding a balance between supply and demand. Life Apparel's t-shirts are decorated locally in Queensland; only limited quantities are produced of each model to ensure exclusivity and avoid overproduction, like large fashion brands. Learn more →

Washing Instructions

   Cold machine wash
   Do not bleach
   Do not tumble dry
   Do not iron on print and artwork
   Do not dry clean

Further Care Information

  • Do not use fabric softener
  • Wash inside out
  • Wash separately with like colours
  • Avoid rough surfaces
  • Line dry out of direct sunlight

Shipping Info
Your order will be sent out within one business day from our warehouse on the Gold Coast, Queensland, in most cases. Shipping times begin when your parcel has left our warehouse.

Delivery times vary depending on your location and whether your items are in stock.
Parcel post within Australia starts from $6.45 and takes 6-12 business days (depending on your location).
Express post within Australia starts from $9.10 and takes 2-5 business days.

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Return Policy
Items may be returned free of charge within 14 days of receipt. The original tags and labels must be attached, and the products must be unworn, unused, unwashed and undamaged (tried on is okay).
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The General Dynamics F-111C (nicknamed "Pig") was a medium-range interdictor and tactical strike aircraft developed by General Dynamics to meet Australian requirements. The design was based on the F-111A model but included longer wings and a strengthened undercarriage. The F-111C was affectionately known as the "Pig" due to its long snout and terrain-following ability.

The F-111, with its variable sweep wing, advanced radar, military-rated after burning turbofan engines and self-contained escape module, was one of the most technically innovative designs seen amongst military aircraft. With its long-range and weapons-carrying capability, its avionics fit, allowing all-weather strike, and the terrain following radar for low-level penetration to the target, the F-111 was unique, and to date, no viable replacement has emerged. Its innovative swing-wing design allowed it to fly at a top speed of Mach 2.5, or two and a half times the speed of sound.

The F-111Cs gave the RAAF a powerful strike capability in the 1970s but were never used in combat. The aircraft underwent modernisation programs years later to improve their ability to penetrate hostile airspace. Despite this, by the 2000s, the F-111Cs were becoming outdated and expensive to maintain, leading to a decision to retire them in 2010.

A favourite at air displays for decades until its retirement in 2010, it doesn't get more iconic than an F-111 dump and burn.

The design also features the translation of the Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) motto, ‘Per Adua Ad Astra’. The original motto is derived from Sir Henry Rider Haggard’s well-known novel, The People of the Mist. On 15 March 1913, this motto was approved for the Royal Flying Corps and in 1929, for the RAAF. While a specific record of the translation doesn’t exist, this is widely believed to translate to ‘Through Adversity to the Stars’ or ‘Through Struggle to the Stars’.

In Australian military and aviation circles for many decades it was translated and referred to as ‘Through Adversity to the Stars’. However, the official Air Force translation was signed off as ‘Through Struggle to the Stars’ in 2002 when the RAAF Memorial in Canberra was being redeveloped.

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