Plastic model kit.
Requires assembly & painting
Glue & paint not included
|- Newly tooled GBU-16 Paveway II bombs w/new bomb rack |
- New LAU-138 launcer for AIM-9 missiles
- New AN/AAQ-14 targeting pod
- Wings can be folded forward or back
- Decals by Cartograf
The “Tomcatters” are the second oldest operating fighter squadron in the whole of the U.S. Navy. The “Fighting 31” (VF-31) is based at NAS Oceana, and in 2006, is undergoing a transition from the aging F-14 Tomcat to the more capable F/A-18 Super Hornet.
VF-31 participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003 onboard USS Abraham Lincoln. The squadron flew 585 sorties totalling 1744 flight hours, dropping 239 LGB/JDAM/MK-82.
The "Fighting 31" today specializes in night fighting -- their motto is "We get ours at night."