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Century Wings 001637 1/72 F-14B Vf103 Tomcat US Navy Jolly Rogers AA103 2004 Jolly Rogers 60th Anniversary Special Livery

Product Code: CW001637
$289.99

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Century Wings are celebrating their 15th Anniversary with this very special, limited-edition release. A VF-103 Jolly Rogers F-14B Tomcat in the squadron's colorful 60th Anniversary paint scheme. This release also includes an anniversary key chain, anniversary packaging and premium limited edition collector's card.

US Navy Fighter Squadron 103 (VF-103) was activated in 1952. Three US Navy squadrons have used the name and insignia of the Jolly Roger: VF-61 (originally VF-17), VF-84, and VFA-103. While these are distinctly different squadrons that have no lineal linkage, they all share the same Jolly Rogers name, the skull and crossbones insignia and traditions. VF-103 began life as an F4U Corsair squadron and after progressing through the F9F Cougar, F-8 Crusader and F-4 Phantom II, it was among the last fighter squadrons to transition to the F-14A Tomcat. In 1989, they upgraded to a more powerful breed of Tomcat, the F-14B. When VF-84 was disestablished in 1995, VF-103 abandoned its "Sluggers" nickname and adopted the famous "Jolly Rogers" name and insignia for itself. After several deployments to the Perisan Gulf, VF-103 deployed with the F-14B for the final time in 2004 aboard the USS John F. Kennedy before transitioning to the F/A-18F Super Hornets it operates today.