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Century Wings 1:144 Wings of Heroes 001629
Grumman F-14A Tomcat Diecast Model
USN VF-1 Wolfpack, NE100, 1991

Limited Edition
600
Pieces Worldwide

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


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US Navy Fighter Squadron 1 (VF-1) Wolfpack was established on October 14th, 1972 at NAS Miramar as one of the first operational fighter squadrons to be equipped with the F-14A Tomcat. The squadron's first cruise took place in 1974 aboard the USS Enterprise. It was during that deployment that VF-1, along with VF-2, provided fighter cover for the evacuation of Saigon known as "Operation Frequent Wind". VF-1 deployed several more times aboard the Enterprise before being re-assigned to the USS Ranger and occasionally, the USS Kitty Hawk. The Ranger was decommissioned in 1993 and VF-1 was left without a carrier. They operated out of NAS Miramar until VF-1 itself was disestablished on October 1st, 1993.

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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