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Gulliver World Aircraft Collection WA22070
Grumman F-14B Tomcat Diecast Model
USN VF-143 Pukin Dogs, AG100

1:200 Scale   Length   Width
Grumman F-14B Tomcat   3.75"   3.75"

US Navy Fighter Squadron 143 (VF-143) Pukin Dogs was the new designation given to VF-821 on April 1st, 1958. The squadron transitioned from the F4U Corsair through the F3H Demon and F-4 Phantom II before upgrading to the F-14 Tomcat in 1974. The Pukin Dogs deployed several times on the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, USS Saratoga, USS George Washington and USS John C. Stennis. They deployed with the F-14 for the last time aboard the USS George Washington in 2004 as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. In 2005, VF-143 finally bid farewell to the F-14 and transitioned to the F/A-18E Super Hornet, being redesignated Strike Fighter Squadron 143 (VFA-143).

Grumman F-14B 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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Gulliver World Aircraft Collection

The Gulliver "World Aircraft Collection" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft.

Gulliver "World Aircraft Collection" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Authentic markings and placard details.
  • Permanently extended landing gear with non-rotating wheels.
  • Authentic fixed ordnance loads.
  • Accurately detailed underside with concealed screwheads.

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