Code: CL-CA72DC01 Price: $149.95 Status: In Stock Quantity in Cart: none
Calibre Wings 1:72 Aircraft CA72DC01 Grumman F-14J Kai Tomcat Diecast Model JASDF 3rd Hikotai, #73-6543, Japan, Fantasy Aircraft
Limited Edition 1000 Pieces Worldwide
Grumman F-14J Kai Tomcat
Since its creation in 1954, the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force has had a long history of purchasing state-of-the-art military aircraft from the United States, including the F-4 Phantom II and F-15 Eagle. Although the JASDF never purchased the infamous F-14 Tomcat, this model asks the question: What might a Japanese Tomcat have looked like? Wearing the blue camouflage colors typical of JASDF aircraft, this model represents a ficticious F-14J Kai Tomat.
Please note: An optional display stand is available separately if you wish to display this model "in-flight".
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.
The Calibre Wings 1:72 range presents highly-detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft. Calibre Wings models are remarkably accurate replicas of their real life counterparts. They are constructed with a significant diecast metal content and include a wealth of features not typically found on other diecast models.
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.