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Grumman F-14B Tomcat Fighter Aircraft "VF-101 'Grim Reapers' NAS Oceana Airshow" (1997) United States Navy "Air Power Series" 1/72 Diecast Model by Hobby Master

Grumman F-14B Tomcat Fighter Aircraft "VF-101 'Grim Reapers' NAS Oceana Airshow" (1997) United States Navy "Air Power Series" 1/72 Diecast Model by Hobby Master

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  • Brand new 1/72 scale diecast model of Grumman F-14B Tomcat Fighter Aircraft "VF-101 'Grim Reapers', NAS Oceana Airshow" (1997) United States Navy "Air Power Series" die cast model by Hobby Master.
  • Brand new box.
  • Detailed exterior.
  • True-to-scale detail.
  • Includes display stand.
  • Officially licensed product.
  • Includes missile accessories.
  • Manufacturer's original unopened packaging.
  • Dimensions approximately Length- 10.25, Wingspan- 10.75 inches.
  • Diecast metal and plastic construction for durability and a heavy, realistic feel.
  • It is a highly detailed and accurate model, perfect for collectors and enthusiasts of military history.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels, and surface details for an authentic representation of the real-life airplane.
  • HISTORY ASPECTS:
    The F-14B Tomcat, specifically aircraft AD101 operated by VF-101 "Grim Reapers," made a striking appearance at the NAS Oceana Airshow in 1997, showcasing the prowess of this iconic fighter jet. While the F-14 series achieved fame for its role in the movie "Top Gun," it had a storied military history, participating in various conflicts during its years of service with the United States Navy.
    VF-101, known as the "Grim Reapers," served as the Fleet Replacement Squadron for the F-14 Tomcat, training new pilots and radar intercept officers. The F-14B, an upgraded version of the original F-14A, featured improvements in avionics, radar systems, and overall performance. While not directly involved in conflicts during the NAS Oceana Airshow in 1997, the F-14 Tomcat had seen active duty in conflicts like the Gulf War, where it demonstrated its air-to-air combat capabilities.
    The NAS Oceana Airshow in 1997 provided aviation enthusiasts with a close-up view of the F-14B Tomcat's agility and power. The aircraft's swing-wing design, advanced radar systems, and ability to carry a variety of air-to-air missiles made it a formidable force in naval aviation. The sleek lines and distinctive markings of AD101 from VF-101 made it a standout attraction, showcasing the technological marvel that was the F-14B Tomcat.
    Now, collectors and aviation enthusiasts can own a finely detailed 1:72 scale model. This meticulously crafted replica captures the essence of the iconic fighter, complete with the unique markings that made it stand out during air shows and training exercises. For those passionate about naval aviation history, this model serves as a tangible tribute to the F-14B Tomcat's legacy and its role in shaping the capabilities of carrier-based aircraft.

 

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