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Easy Model Platinum Collection 37192
Grumman F-14D Tomcat Display Model
USN VF-213 Blacklions, NH101

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Grumman F-14D Tomcat   10.25"   10.75"

US Navy Fighter Squadron 213 (VF-213) Blacklions was established on June 22nd, 1955 at Moffet Field, California, flying the F2H Banshee. The squadron transitioned to the F4D Skyray and F3H Demon before relocating to NAS Miramar. They upgraded to the F-4B Phantom II in 1964 and continued to operate this type until they switched to the F-14A Tomcat in September 1976. They flew the F-14A for more than twenty years before upgrading to the F-14D Super Tomcat in 1997 as they relocated, once more, this time to NAS Oceana. The squadron made it's final cruise with the Tomcat aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt in 2005-2006. After nearly 30 years with the Tomcat, VF-213 was redesignated VFA-213 in 2006 and transitioned to the F/A-18F Super Hornet.

Grumman F-14D 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.

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Easy Model Platinum Collection

The Easy Model "Platinum Collection" range presents highy-affordable, ready-made plastic models of military aircraft. While these models may not have the same "heft" as their diecast siblings, they do offer remarkable value for money. Most importantly, they look perfectly at home alongside diecast modes, allowing collectors to "flesh out" their collection with types and paint-schemes not yet available in diecast.

Easy Model "Platinum Collection" display model airplanes feature:

  • Molded plastic construction.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Authentic ordnance loads.
  • Permanently extended landing gear.

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