Grumman F-14A Tomcat – AJ207, VF-84 Jolly Rogers, US Navy, USS Nimitz, 1986 1/48 scale
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Franklin Mint/Armour 1/48 scale B11B808: Grumman F-14A Tomcat AJ207 of VF-84 Jolly Rogers, US Navy, USS Nimitz, 1986.
Length 15.5 inches Wingspan 9.5 inches
PLEASE NOTE: Model is configured by Franklin Mint with wings permanently swept back and undercarriage fixed lowered. The attachment screws to fix the model in it’s polystyrene base are not present, but not required to hold the model in place as it is already a snug fit. Box outer has a few light scuffs. Does not come with a display stand
Grumman F-14A Tomcat 160406 c/n 207 was assigned to VF84 “Jolly Rogers” on December 30 1986 when the squadron sailed from Norfolk Virginia aboard the USS Nimitz. The deployment would entail a cruise to the Mediterranean then navigating Cape Horn on its way to a new home for the Nimitz in Bremerton, Washington. The deployment for the USS Nimitz lasted until July 1987. Off the coast of San Diego the aircraft aboard Nimitz, including VF-84 launched and returned to their home bases. On June 7, 1999 160406 was sent to AMARC.
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.