Eagle Strike  48-037: F-14A/D Tomcat

Units: VF-51 & VF-2




Scott Van Aken


Another nice sheet of CAG Tomcats. The suggested kit is the Hasegawa F-14A/D kits, but R-M also makes these two variants. Fujimi and Academy do F-14A kits so I would think that they'd fit those as well.

First is the CAG F-14A of VF-51  from the 1978 time frame. It is in overall gloss light gull grey (FS 16440) So painting it will be a snap.

The F-14D is also a CAG bird, this time from VF-2. It is in the Tactical paint scheme of FS 36375, 36320 and 35237. The fin tips will have to be painted yellow by the modeler. Markings are provided for both aircraft, which is a nice touch.

A smaller additional sheet is included for the black anti-glare panel. The placement guide intimates that the F-14D can be done without this panel if so desired, so apparently it was a later addition.

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