Calibre Wings CA72JR03 | F-14A Tomcat VF-84 Jolly Rogers BuNO 160393, USS Nimitz 1977

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F-14A Tomcat VF-84 Jolly Rogers BuNO 160393, USS Nimitz 1977

Scale 1:72 limited edition, 1000 pieces worldewide!


Please note: An optional display stand is available separately if you wish to display this model "in-flight".


General Background:

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.

The aircraft:

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


Calibre 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.

-Detailed pilot and crew figures.

-Selected moveable control surfaces.

-Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear.

-Accurately detailed underside with concealed screwheads.

-Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.

-Many limited editions with numbered certificate of authenticity.