Grumman F-14A Tomcat – AJ200, VF-84 Jolly Rogers, US Navy, USS Nimitz, 1977
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Calibre Wings 1/72 scale CA72JR03: Grumman F-14A Tomcat AJ200, of VF-84 Jolly Rogers, US Navy, USS Nimitz, 1977. Limited Edition of 1,000 models.
Length 10.25 inches Wingspan 10.75 inches
Please note: Display stand is not included
The original “Jolly Rogers” was VF-17, established in 1943. In 1946 they were re-designated VF-5B and then VF-61. In 1959 they were disestablished freeing up the name “Jolly Rogers”. The original VF-84 was formed in 1944 as the “Wolf Gang” and deactivated in May 1945. During the Korean War VF-921 became VF-84 and then became VA-86 in 1955. A new VF-84 was created called the “Vagabonds”. With the dissolution of VF-61, VF-84 became “Jolly Rogers”. In 1995 the 84th was deactivated and VF-103 “Sluggers” took the name and skull and cross bones emblem in an effort to save the “Jolly Rogers”.
The Grumman F-14 Tomcat is a twin-engine, variable sweep wings capable of supersonic flight. The aircraft is crewed by a Pilot and a Radar Intercept Officer who share the tasks of navigation, target acquisition, ECM and weapons usage. The Tomcat was operated by the United States Navy and the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force only. The name “Tomcat” is said to come from the call-sign used by Vice Admiral Thomas Connolly which conformed to the USN tradition of giving Grumman aircraft feline names.
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.
Calibre Wings diecast airplanes feature:
Realistic pilot & RIO figures.
Canopy in open or closed position.
Working glove vanes.
Movable sweep wings & horizontal stabilizers.
Interchangeable engine nozzles in open or closed positions.
Landing gears extended or stored.
Jet intake covers.
Pay load ordnance (based on operational readiness).