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Century Wings 1:72 Wings of Heroes 001618
Grumman F-14A Tomcat Diecast Model
USN VF-114 Aardvarks, NH105, USS Kitty Hawk, 1978

Limited Edition
1200
Pieces Worldwide

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Grumman F-14A Tomcat   10.25"   10.75"

US Navy Bombing/Fighter Squadron 19 (VBF-19) was established on January 20th, 1945 flying the F6F Hellcat. The squadron transitioned to the F4U Corsair before and was redsesignated more than once before ultimately becoming Fighter Squadron 114 (VF-114) "Executioners" in February 1950. The squadron saw action during the Korean War and traded it's Corsairs for the F9F Panther upon return to the US. After flying the F2H Banhsee and F3H Demon, VF-114 upgraded to the F-4 Phantom II in 1961 and adopted the new name of "Aardvarks". The Aardvarks flew the Phantom for 14 years before switching to the F-14 Tomcat in December 1975. Finally, after participating in Operation Desert Storm, VF-114 was disestablished in 1993 along with several other active F-14 squadrons.

Grumman F-14A Tomcat

Designed to carry the formidable long range AIM-54 Phoenix missile, the Grumman F-14 Tomcat was first flown on December 21st, 1970. Made famous by the Hollywood film Top Gun, the F-14 replaced the F-4 Phantom II as the US Navy's primary maritime air superiority fighter. Its design includes a variable geometry wing that can sweep back for high speed supersonic intercepts and forward for improved positioning in air to air dogfights. Nicknamed "Bombcat," the F-14 spent much of its late career in an air-to-ground role, carrying the Low Altitude Navigation and Targeting Infrared for Night (LANTIRN) system.

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Century Wings' 1:72 scale F-14 is exceptionally rich in detail with every access panel, exhaust vent and antenna faithfully reproduced. Crisp pad-printed markings cover the entire airframe and a detailed selection of weapons is provided. The hinged canopy locks securely in place leaving almost no visible gap, and inside is a detailed cockpit with removable crew figures. The landing gear and doors are reproduced as robust sub-assemblies for easy display. The standard release features an articulated swing wing, and certain special releases feature the aircraft in "launch configuration" with wings fixed in the full-forward position, leading and trailing edge flaps permanently deployed and the nose-gear compressed with launch bar extended.

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Century Wings 1:72 Wings of Heroes

The Century Wings "1:72 Wings of Heroes" range presents highly-detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft.

Century Wings 1:72 diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Opening canopies, revealing detailed cockpit interiors.
  • Selected moveable control surfaces.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Detailed removable pilot and crew figures.
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
  • Accurately detailed underside with concealed screwheads.
  • Many limited editions with numbered certificate of authenticity.

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