CA72JR03 Calibre Wings Grumman F-14A Tomcat VF-84 Jolly Rogers 1977 Cruise

PRICE: £134.99 incl VAT (RRP £165.00, SAVING £30.01)

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New to pre-order !  Limited Edition.
Calibre Wings 1/72nd scale
CA72JR03
Grumman F-14A Tomcat
VF-84 Jolly Rogers
1977 Cruise

Model Features:-
Martin Baker GRU-7 ejection seats (for A/B version)
Realistic pilot & RIO figures
Canopy in open or closed position
Working glove vanes
Positional airbrakes
Movable sweep wings & horizontal stabilizers
Interchangeable engine nozzles in open or closed positions
Landing gears extended or stored
Jet intake covers
Wheel chocks
Rubber tyres
Pay load ordnance (based on operational readiness)
Deluxe display stand
Limited edition metal plate
Collector’s box

RRP £165.00

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Calibre Wings 1/72nd scale CA72JR03 Grumman F-14A Tomcat VF-84 Jolly Rogers 1977 Cruise. Buy now online at Flying Tigers.

 

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, 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.

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”.

RRP £165.00

Weight 1000 g
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Model Code: CA72JR03

Model categories:
Calibre Wings, Future Military Model Releases, Military Aviation