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Calibre Wings 1:72 Aircraft CA721416
Grumman F-14A Tomcat Diecast Model
USN VF-102 Diamondbacks, AB100, USS America

Limited Edition
800
Pieces Worldwide

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


PLEASE NOTE: This item is not currently in stock and has a planned arrival date of June 2022.
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US Navy Fighter Squadron 102 (VF-102) Diamondbacks was established on July 1st, 1955 as NAS Jacksonville, Florida, flying the F2H Banshee. The squadron transitioned to the F-4 Phantom II in 1961, flying it for 20 years before upgrading to the F-14A Tomcat in 1981 and then the F-14B Tomcat in 1994. The squadron finally traded their F-14s for the F/A-18F Super Hornet in 2002.

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

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' F-14s include many detailed features that set them apart from models from other manufacturers:

  • Hinged/removable canopy with detailed crew figures
  • Interchangeble extended/retracted landing gear modules
  • Movable swing wings
  • Movable glove vanes
  • Movable horizontal stablizers
  • Hinged movable speedbrakes
  • Interchangeable open/closed engine nozzles
  • Jet intake covers
  • Wheel chocks

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Calibre Wings 1:72 Aircraft

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.
  • Opening canopies, revealing detailed cockpit interiors.
  • Detailed pilot and crew figures.
  • Selected moveable control surfaces.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear.
  • Accurately detailed underside with concealed screwheads.
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
  • Many limited editions with numbered certificate of authenticity.

Ever wondered how a modern diecast model is made? Check out this video from the Calibre Wings Youtube Channel:

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