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Century Wings 1:72 Wings of Heroes 001608
Grumman F-14B Tomcat Diecast Model
USN VF-101 Grim Reapers, AD101 Tomato, NAS Oceana, VA, 1995

Limited Edition
1200
Pieces Worldwide
Rare and Collectible

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

F-14B #162923 wore this dazzling paint scheme briefly in September/October 1995. The generous use of red paint earned it the nickname "Tomato".

US Navy Attack Fighter Squadron 101 (VF-101) Grim Reapers was established on May 1st, 1952 at NAS Cecil Field, Florida, flying the FG-1D Corsair. The squadron quickly moved into the jet era with the F2H-2 Banshee while in Korea. After progressing through the F4D-1 Skyray, F3H-2 Demon and F-4 Phantom II, the squadron began flying the F-14 Tomcat in January 1976. The Reapers went on to fly the Tomcat for almost 30 years before being disestablished in September 2005. The squadron was later reactivated in 2012 as Strike Fighter Squadron 101 (VFA-101) with the F-35C Lightning II JSF.

Grumman F-14B 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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Century Wings' 1:72 scale F-14 is exceptionally rich in detail with every access panel, exhaust vent and antenna faithfully reproduced. Crisp pad-printed markings cover the entire airframe and a detailed selection of weapons is provided. The hinged canopy locks securely in place leaving almost no visible gap, and inside is a detailed cockpit with removable crew figures. The landing gear and doors are reproduced as robust sub-assemblies for easy display. The standard release features an articulated swing wing, and certain special releases feature the aircraft in "launch configuration" with wings fixed in the full-forward position, leading and trailing edge flaps permanently deployed and the nose-gear compressed with launch bar extended.

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Century Wings 1:72 Wings of Heroes

The Century Wings "1:72 Wings of Heroes" range presents highly-detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft.

Century 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 removable 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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