Calibre Wings 1:72 Aircraft CA72DC01-C Grumman F-14J Kai Tomcat Diecast Model JASDF 3rd Hikotai, #73-6543, Japan, Clean Finish, Fantasy Aircraft
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Grumman F-14J Kai Tomcat
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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.
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.