US Navy Fighter Squadron 1 (VF-1) Wolfpack was established on October 14th, 1972 at NAS Miramar as one of the first operational fighter squadrons to be equipped with the F-14A Tomcat. The squadron's first cruise took place in 1974 aboard the USS Enterprise. It was during that deployment that VF-1, along with VF-2, provided fighter cover for the evacuation of Saigon known as "Operation Frequent Wind". VF-1 deployed several more times aboard the Enterprise before being re-assigned to the USS Ranger and occasionally, the USS Kitty Hawk. The Ranger was decommissioned in 1993 and VF-1 was left without a carrier. They operated out of NAS Miramar until VF-1 itself was disestablished on October 1st, 1993.
Calibre Wings have designed their tooling to include many features that are important to F-14 fans, including a couple that aren't currently offered by the competition:
Martin Baker GRU-7 ejection seats (for A/B version)
Realistic pilot & RIO figures
Canopy in open or closed position
Working glove vanes
Movable sweep wings & horizontal stablisers
Interchangeable engine nozzles in open or closed positions
Landing gears extended or stored
Jet intake covers
Pay load ordnance (based on operational readiness)
Deluxe display stand
Limited edition serialised metal plate
1:72 Scale Length 10.25" Width 10.75"