Hmmm - true, but not so accurate in the context of this thread. The RAAF did indeed take delivery of it's first F-111 in September '68, but the aircraft remained in the USA until 1973.
The Aussie order for 24 F-111's was placed in 1963, with delivery requested for 1967. Various problems with the aircraft led to a delay in delivery, during which time F-4E Phantoms were leased from the US to maintain strike capability.
RAAF personnel were transferred to the US and took delivery of the first aircraft on 6 September 1968, but persistent problems with the wing carry-through box delayed delivery of the remaining 23 aircraft until late 1969. To make matters worse, the entire F-111 fleet was then grounded pending review of their overall structural integrity!
The delivery of the first F-111's to Australia was in June 1973. I remember this day clearly, as I was then a 10 year old schoolboy at Nudgee Junior College and our class was allowed to run outside and watch the aircaft complete a low pass over Brisbane (which fortuitously, went right over the school) before landing at their new home at Amberley.
Therefore, the boxwork on the kit is historically incorrect!!!
Best regards, James Venables