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001619 Corgi   F-14A Tomcat - AJ200, VF-84 Jolly Rogers, Land Config (1500) £
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  Century Wings 1:72 scale 001619: Grumman F-14A Tomcat AJ200 of VF-84 Jolly Rogers, USS Nimitz, 1978. This superb model come in Landing Configuration, with flaps and slats lowered so that the wings are fixed in the forward position. Low limited edition of only 1,500 pieces. Another sellout with its unique to Century Wings features, as per the description below.

For 2016 Century Wings are celebrating their 10th Anniversary with a very special limited-edition release. They are releasing an all-new rendition of their original Jolly Rogers F-14A Tomcat (AJ200), which astonished collectors with its benchmark accurate appearance and attention to detail. While the markings are the same as the original, the tooling has been updated to incorporate some exciting new features that allow this new model to be accurately displayed in landing configuration:

Fixed forward wings with leading and trailing edge flaps lowered.
Interchangeable magnetically attached landing gear.
Interchangeable lowered or raised arresting hook.
Interchangeable open or closed exhaust nozzles.
Subtle weathered paint finish.
Specially designed 10th Anniversary box.

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.

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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