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N Scale - Daron - PS5383-3 - Aircraft, Jet, Grumman F-14 - United States Navy - VF-103

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N Scale - Daron - PS5383-3 - Aircraft, Jet, Grumman F-14 - United States Navy - VF-103


Brand Daron
Stock Number PS5383-3
Original Retail Price $24.95
Manufacturer Daron
Production Type Regular Production
Body Style Daron Aircraft
Prototype Aircraft, Jet, Grumman F-14 (Details)
Road or Company Name United States Navy (Details)
Road or Reporting Number VF-103
Paint Color(s) Gray and Black
Print Color(s) Black and White
Release Date 2019-04-01
Item Category Vehicles
Model Type Aircraft
Model Subtype Jet
Model Variety Grumman F-14 Tomcat
Prototype Region North America
Prototype Era Era V: Modern (1979 - Present)
Years Produced 1974 - Present (Iran)
Scale 1/160



Model Information: Daron Worldwide Trading produces actual 1/160 model aircraft. Unlike 1/144 scale models, these will actually be true-to-scale with other 1/160 models.

Prototype History:
The Grumman F-14 Tomcat is an American supersonic, twin-engine, two-seat, twin-tail, variable-sweep wing fighter aircraft. It was the first such U.S. jet fighter with twin tails. The Tomcat was developed for the United States Navy's Naval Fighter Experimental (VFX) program after the collapse of the F-111B project. The F-14 was the first of the American Teen Series fighters, which were designed incorporating air combat experience against MiG fighters during the Vietnam War.

The F-14 first flew on 21 December 1970 and made its first deployment in 1974 with the U.S. Navy aboard USS Enterprise (CVN-65), replacing the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II. The F-14 served as the U.S. Navy's primary maritime air superiority fighter, fleet defense interceptor, and tactical aerial reconnaissance platform into the 2000s. The Low Altitude Navigation and Targeting Infrared for Night (LANTIRN) pod system were added in the 1990s and the Tomcat began performing precision ground-attack missions.

In the 1980s, F-14s were used as land-based interceptors by the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force during the Iran–Iraq War, where they saw combat against Iraqi warplanes. Iranian F-14s reportedly shot down at least 160 Iraqi aircraft during the war, while only 12 to 16 Tomcats were lost; at least half of these losses were due to accidents.

The Tomcat was retired from the U.S. Navy's active fleet on 22 September 2006, having been supplanted by the Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet.[5] The F-14 remains in service with Iran's air force, having been exported to Iran in 1976. In November 2015, reports emerged of Iranian F-14s reportedly flying escort for Russian Tu-95 bombers on air strikes in Syria.

Road Name History:
The United States Navy (USN) is the naval warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States. The U.S. Navy is the largest, most capable navy in the world, with the highest combined battle fleet tonnage. The U.S. Navy has the world's largest aircraft carrier fleet, with eleven in service, one in the reserve fleet, and two new carriers under construction. The service has 322,421 personnel on active duty and 107,577 in the Navy Reserve. It has 276 deployable combat vessels and more than 3,700 operational aircraft as of June 2017.

The United States Navy claims 13 October 1775 as the date of its official establishment, when the Second Continental Congress passed a resolution creating the Continental Navy. With the end of the American Revolutionary War, the Continental Navy was disbanded. Under first President George Washington threats to American merchant shipping by Barbary pirates from four North African Muslim States, in the Mediterranean, led to the Naval Act of 1794, which created a permanent standing U.S. Navy. The original six frigates were authorized as part of the Act. Over the next 20 years, the Navy fought the French Republic Navy in the Quasi-War (1798–99), Barbary states in the First and Second Barbary Wars, and the British in the War of 1812. After the War of 1812, the U.S. Navy was at peace until the Mexican–American War in 1846, and served to combat piracy in the Mediterranean and Caribbean seas, as well fighting the slave trade off the coast of West Africa. In 1845, the Naval Academy was founded at old Fort Severn at Annapolis, Maryland by the Chesapeake Bay. In 1861, the American Civil War began and the U.S. Navy fought the small Confederate States Navy with both sailing ships and new revolutionary ironclad ships while forming a blockade that shut down the Confederacy's civilian coastal shipping. After the Civil War, most of the its ships were laid up in reserve, and by 1878, the Navy was just 6,000 men.

From Wikipedia

Brand/Importer Information:
Daron Worldwide Trading, Inc. is America’s largest source of aviation related collectibles and transportation themed toys. Serving the aviation industry and independent toy and hobby retailers.

Item created by: gdm on 2019-04-22 09:35:17. Last edited by gdm on 2019-05-14 07:40:11

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