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Century Wings 1:144 Wings of Heroes 001628
Grumman F-14A Tomcat Diecast Model
USN VF-84 Jolly Rogers, AJ203, USS Nimitz, 1978

Limited Edition
600
Pieces Worldwide

1:144 Scale   Length   Width
Grumman F-14A Tomcat   5.25"   5.25"

US Navy Fighter Squadron 84 (VF-84) was established on July 1st, 1955. Three US Navy squadrons have used the name and insignia of the Jolly Roger: VF-61 (originally VF-17), VF-84, and VFA-103. While these are distinctly different squadrons that have no lineal linkage, they all share the same Jolly Rogers name, the skull and crossbones insignia and traditions. VF-84 adopted the name in 1960 while operating the FJ-3 Fury. The squadron transitioned through the F-8 Crusader and F-4 Phantom II before upgrading to the F-14A Tomcat in 1976. VF-84 deployed several times aboard the USS Nimitz and USS Theodore Roosevelt before being disestablished on October 1st, 1995, and handing over the Jolly Rogers title to VF-103.

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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Century Wings' 1:144 scale F-14s are constructed almost entirely of diecast metal. The series features a detailed selection of weapons, and landing gear and doors fixed in the down position for easy display. The standard release includes an articulated swing wing that can be configured in varying sweep positions, and certain special releases feature a "launch configuration" with wings fixed in the full-forward position, with leading and trailing edge flaps permanently deployed and the nose-gear compressed with launch bar extended to engage the catapult shuttle.

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Century Wings 1:144 Wings of Heroes

The Century Wings "1:144 Wings of Heroes" range presents highly-detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft.

Century Wings 1:144 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.
  • Selected moveable control surfaces.
  • Permanently extended landing gear.
  • Authentic ordnance loads complete with placards.
  • Accurately detailed underside with concealed screwheads.

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