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    F-14A Tomcat USN VF-84 Jolly Rogers, AJ200, USS Nimitz, 1978 CW001619

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      Grumman F-14A Tomcat Diecast Model
      USN VF-84 Jolly Rogers, AJ200, USS Nimitz, 1978, Landing Configuration
      1:72 Scale Length 10.25" Width 10.75"

      Grumman F-14A Tomcat

      US Navy Fighter Squadron 84 (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.

      CENTURY WINGS Celebrates 10 Years of Excellence

      In 2006, an all new diecast brand burst onto the scene with a remarkable 1:72 scale rendition of an F-14A Tomcat in VF-84 Jolly Rogers markings. This model significantly raised the bar for accuracy and detail in diecast military aircraft models. Subsequent releases were eagerly snapped up by enthusiasts who wanted nothing but the best for their collections. Time and again, new releases have proven so popular that they have sold-out in pre-order before reaching retailer shelves. Exceptional quality and limited availability have made Century Wings one of the most collectible brands available today, with sold-out models frequently fetching several times their orignal price on the secondary market. For 2016, Century Wings are celebrating their 10th Anniversary with a very special, limited-edition release. Paying homage to their first ever model, Century Wings are releasing an all-new rendition of that original Jolly Rogers F-14A Tomcat (AJ200). 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 wings with leading and trailing edge flaps permanently deployed. Interchangeable extended/retracted magnetically attached landing gear. Interchangeable extended/retracted arresting hook. Interchangeable open/closed exhaust nozzles. Subtle weathered paint finish (as with the original model). Please note that in order to accurately model the wings in the flaps-down configuration, the wings are fixed in the forward position and cannot be folded backwards. Also, unlike previous "launch configuration" models, this model does not include the compressed nosegear with launch bar extended.