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Tamiya 1/32 Grumman F-14A Tomcat "Black Knights"


Tamiya 1/32 Grumman F-14A Tomcat "Black Knights"

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CODE: TA60313
Retail Price: 145.00
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Description

Ever since its first flight in 1970, the U.S. Navy's F-14 Tomcat has been one of the best top Air Defence Fighter. From 1990, in addition to its role as an interceptor, the F-14A, noted for its long range and superior weapons systems was designated as an air-to-ground strike plane. With this new role, the Tomcat was fitted with a new weapons arsenal. The F-14A employs the AN/AAQ-14 targeting pod, referred to as the LANTIRN. This targeting pod gives the F-14A precision bombing capability by procuring targets for nose-mounted infrared laser or other laser guided weapons. The AN/AAQ-14 targeting pod contains a high-resolution, forward-looking infrared sensor (which displays an infrared image of the target to the pilot), a laser designator-rangefinder for precise delivery of laser-guided munitions, target tracking software, and more. The LANTIRN, combined with GBU-16 and GBU-24 guided bombs, enables precision striking with a minute margin of error from several meters down to tens of centimeters.

VF-154 Black Knights is attached to the USS Kittyhawk. The Black Knights were formed after WWII, and were deployed to both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. F-14A were employed with the VF-154 from 1984, and used extensively in Operation Desert Shield during the Gulf War in 1990. 

This is a very highly detailed kit and has the following features:

  • Length: 598mm, width: 612mm.
  • Kit employs metallic parts and screws to make the wing movable.
  • A full range of armament including Phoenix missiles, GBU-16 and GBU-24 laser guided bombs are provided as well as a AN/AAQ-14 LANTIRN targeting pod.
  • Includes 3 figures, 2 pilots and a catapult officer, and decals for 5 aircraft.

     

 

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