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Calibre Wings 1:72 Aircraft CA721406
Grumman F-14A Tomcat Diecast Model
USN VF-33 Starfighters, NF201, USS America, 1976

Limited Edition

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

US Navy Fighter Squadron 33 (VF-33) Tarsiers was established on October 11th, 1948 flying the F4U Corsair. It made to deployments to Korea with the Corsair before entering the jet age with the F9F-6 Cougar in 1951. It switched to the FJ-3 Fury in 1954 and then again to the F11F Tiger in 1958 when it dropped the "Tarsiers" nickname in favor of "Astronauts". The squadron flew the F-8 Crusader from 1961 to 1964 when it transitioned once more to the F-4 Phantom II. After flying the Phantom for 17 years, including several combat tours in Vietnam, the squadron adopted the F-14 Tomcat in 1981 and renamed itself once again, this time to "Starfighters". After flying the Tomcat for 12 years, VF-33 was finally disestablished in 1993.

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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Calibre Wings have designed their tooling to include many features that are important to F-14 fans, including a couple that aren't currently offered by the competition:

  • Martin Baker GRU-7 ejection seats (for A/B version)
  • Realistic pilot & RIO figures
  • Canopy in open or closed position
  • Working glove vanes
  • Positional airbrakes
  • Movable sweep wings & horizontal stablizers
  • Interchangeable engine nozzles in open or closed positions
  • Landing gears extended or stored
  • Jet intake covers
  • Wheel chocks
  • Rubber tires
  • Pay load ordnance (based on operational readiness)
  • Deluxe display stand
  • Limited edition serialised metal plate
  • Collector's box

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Calibre Wings 1:72 Aircraft

The Calibre Wings 1:72 rage range presents highly-detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft.

Calibre 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 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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