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Grumman F-14A Tomcat Diecast Model
USN VF-114 Aardvarks, NH105, USS Kitty Hawk, 1978
1:72 Scale Length 10.25" Width 10.75"
Exclusive to JetCollector - Squadron Patch included
Grumman F-14A Tomcat
US Navy Bombing/Fighter Squadron 19 (VBF-19) was established on January 20th, 1945 flying the F6F Hellcat. The squadron transitioned to the F4U Corsair before and was redsesignated more than once before ultimately becoming Fighter Squadron 114 (VF-114) "Executioners" in February 1950. The squadron saw action during the Korean War and traded it's Corsairs for the F9F Panther upon return to the US. After flying the F2H Banhsee and F3H Demon, VF-114 upgraded to the F-4 Phantom II in 1961 and adopted the new name of "Aardvarks". The Aardvarks flew the Phantom for 14 years before switching to the F-14 Tomcat in December 1975. Finally, after participating in Operation Desert Storm, VF-114 was disestablished in 1993 along with several other active F-14 squadrons.