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JC Wings 1:72 Military Series JCW-72-F14-001
Grumman F-14D Tomcat Diecast Model
USN VF-31 Tomcatters, NK100, USS Abraham Lincoln, 1998

Limited Edition
600
Pieces Worldwide

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

US Navy Fighter Squadron 31 (VF-31) Tomcatters was the new designation given to VF-3A on August 7th, 1948. The squadron transitioned from the F6F Hellcat through the F9F Panther, F2H Banshee, F3H Demon and F-4 Phantom II before upgrading to the F-14 Tomcat in 1981. The Tomcatters deployed several times with the F-14 on various Nimitz Class carriers. They deployed with the F-14 for the last time aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt in 2005 as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. It was during this deployment that VF-31 became the last F-14 squadron to drop a bomb in combat. The squadron returned home in 2006 and and transitioned to the F/A-18E Super Hornet, being redesignated Strike Fighter Squadron 31 (VFA-31).

Please note: An optional display stand is available separately if you wish to display this model "in-flight".

Grumman F-14D 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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JC's 1:72 scale F-14 offers collectors many wonderful features at an economical price. In designing this model, close attention has been paid to small details such as the opening cockpit with correct hydraulic actuator arm, air data sensors and pitot tubes. Adjustable parts include deployable speed brakes, independently movable stabilators, twins with movable rudders and swing-wings with the full range of motion. As a bonus, this model is also the first to feature a deployable arrestor hook. Variants in this series include an F-14A with P&W TF30 exhaust nozzles, and B and D variants with upgraded exhaust nozzles.

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JC Wings 1:72 Military Series

The JC Wings "1:72 Military" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft in 1:72 scale.

JC "Wings 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.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear with rotating wheels.
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
  • Selected moving parts such as canopies, control surfaces and swing-wings.
  • Detailed, hand-painted pilot and crew member figures.

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