The Flying Mule Homepage
Contact Us
Search
for
Flat $6.99 US Shipping*    Cart Empty $0.00
      US Shipping $0.00
      Total:  $0.00
Code: CL-CA72TP06    Add to wishlist
Price: $149.95
Status: In Stock
Quantity in Cart: none
Quantity:

Calibre Wings 1:72 Aircraft CA72TP06
Grumman F-14A Tomcat Diecast Model
USNFWS, TOPGUN 20, USNFWS TOPGUN, NAS Miramar, CA

Limited Edition
800
Pieces Worldwide

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

In 1969, the US Navy established its Fighter Weapons School (NFWS), more popularly known as TOPGUN, at NAS Miramar, California. Its objective was to develop, refine and teach air combat maneuvering tactics and techniques to selected fleet air crews flying against aggressor squadrons. The aggressor aircraft are flown by TOPGUN instructors in a way that simulates the tactics and capabilities of air forces deemed most likely to be a threat to the US.

Adversary aircraft are typically painted to simulate aircraft from air forces that pose a likely threat to the US at the time of training. F-14A BuNo 161869 was painted in a blue-splinter paint scheme, representing an Su-35 Flanker of the Russian Air Force.

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.

© Copyright 2003-2022 The Flying Mule, Inc.

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

© Copyright 2003-2022 The Flying Mule, Inc.

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:

© Copyright 2003-2022 The Flying Mule, Inc.    

Recently viewed products:
 
Help  Contact Us  Coupons  Newsletter  Facebook  Product List  Privacy  Site Map 

All Text and Images Copyright The Flying Mule, Inc.