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Hogan Wings M-Series 6580
Grumman F-14A Tomcat Diecast Model
USN VF-111 Sundowners, NL200 Miss Molly, CAG, USS Carl Vinson, 1989

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

When the USS Carl Vinson was launched on March 12, 1982, the honor of christening the ship was given to its sponsor, Molly Snead, the Navy nurse who had cared for Carl Vinson and his wife. Molly was honored further when a C-1 Trader transport aircraft was named for her and later this stunning VF-111 F-14 Tomcat was painted with WWII style nose-art of a Navy Nurse and also bore her name. The unique combination of bold artwork and bright squadron markings made "Miss Molly" one of the most colorful F-14s ever flown.

The Sundowners were originally commissioned as VF-11 at NAS North Island on October 10, 1942. The name Sundowners refers to the squadron's job of shooting down Japanese "Suns", but it also refers to an old nautical term. A Sundowner was also a ship's captain who directed his crew towards hard work until the day was ended. The term originated in the days of sailing ships when grog was customarily served on ships. A strict captain might withhold the ration until dark, but others allowed the grog to be served when the sun dipped below the yardarm.

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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Hogan Wings M-Series

The Hogan Wings "M-Series" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft in 1:200 scale. Prized by collectors worldwide these little gems can build an impressive diecast collection. Don't be fooled by their small size, the level of detail on these models outclasses several larger-scale diecast aircraft ranges and has to be seen to be believed. Build a highly-detailed, accurate and wide-ranging military aircraft collection on a single display shelf and for an attractive price with Hogan Wings' "M-Series".

Hogan Wings "M-Series" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with a minimum of plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Permanently extended sturdy metal landing gear with non-rotating wheels.
  • Authentic fixed ordnance loads.
  • Accurately detailed underside with concealed screwheads.

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