Airplane USN F-14A Tomcat VF-84 Jolly Rogers USS Nimitz 21 Model Aircraft. The F-14 Tomcat program was initiated when problems with the F-111B became evident and could not be resolved to the Navy's satisfaction. In May 1968, funding for the F111-B was terminated. The USN specified for a new fleet air defense fighter with the primary role of intercepting Soviet bombers before they could launch missiles against the carrier group. In addition, the Navy wanted the aircraft to possess inherent air superiority characteristics.
Grumman had been a partner on the F-111B, and had started work on an alternative as the project was dwindling, giving the company an edge over its competitors. In January 1969, Grumman was awarded the contract. Twenty-two months later, the F-14 had its maiden flight on December 21, 1970. Though lighter than the F-111B, it was still the largest and heaviest US fighter to ever fly from an aircraft carrier. The item "Airplane USN F-14A Tomcat VF-84 Jolly Rogers USS Nimitz 21 Wood Model Aircraft" is in sale since Thursday, April 20, 2017.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Transportation\Aviation\Military Aircraft\Other Military Aircraft Items". The seller is "atlantisgift" and is located in New York. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.