JC Wings 1:72 Military Series JCW-72-F14-002
Grumman F-14D Tomcat Diecast Model
USN VF-41 Black Aces, AJ100, USS Enterprise, Last F-14 Cruise 2001
US Navy Fighter Squadron 41 (VF-41) Black Aces was commissioned on June 1st, 1945 flying the F4U Corsair. The squadron transitioned through the F2H Banshee, F3H Demon and F-4 Phantom II before upgrading to the F-14 Tomcat in 1976. The Black Aces deployed several times on the USS Nimitz, often sharing the deck with F-14s from VF-84 Jolly Rogers. It was during one of these cruises, on August 19th, 1981, that Black Aces Tomcats shot-down two Libyan Su-22 Fitters over the Gulf of Sidra. This was the first ever combat incident involving US Tomcats. The squadron's final cruise with the F-14 took place in 2001 aboard the USS Enterprise. Upon return, VF-41 transitioned to the F/A-18F Super Hornet.
Please note: An optional display stand is available separately if you wish to display this model "in-flight".
1:72 Scale Length 10.25" Width 10.75"