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2 new fighter jets from Academy Models

This twin engine, variable swept wing Navy strike fighter kit comes with two Cartograph decal versions: one for the F-14A VF-2 “Bounty Hunters” USS Ranger 1993 and one for the F-14A VF-102 “Diamondbacks” USS Ranger. Complete with a full complement of external stores, the F-14 has moveable swing wings. After assembly, the wings can be swept back into a parked configuration. Cockpit and landing gear are finely engraved for accurate detailing.

  • F-14A VF-2 BOUNTY HUNTERS
  • Brand: ACADEMY
  • Item # 12532
  • Highly detailed two seat, twin engine, Navy strike fighter
  • Choice of two Cartograph decals included: F-14A VF-2 “Bounty Hunters” USS Ranger 1993 and F-14A VF-102
  • “Diamondbacks” USS Ranger 1982
  • Precisely engraved cockpit and landing gear details
  • Moveable, swing wings sweep back to depict parking configuration on aircraft carrier
  • Various weapons included
  • MSRP: $31.00

The kit will be available in April 2016

MRC-Academy Releases A Newly Tooled Multi-Color Parts (MCP) Kit

Adding to their successful series of Multi-Color Parts (MCP) kits, Academy is releasing (12541) a newly tooled, 1/72 USAF F-16C. This all weather, multirole fighter features accurate detail and exceptional fit. The kit has multi-color parts which allow it to be completed without painting. In addition, the unique mold engineering delivers the additional benefit of assembly without glue.

Accurate weapons array, display stand and sticker are included. Suggested Retail Price: $20.00. Available April 2016. The quick assembly and rich detail have been attracting existing modelers and beginners looking for immediate satisfaction.

The F-16 is a single engine, supersonic, tactical fighter. Designed as an air superiority day fighter in 1972, it has evolved into a multirole, combat aircraft. Due to its relatively inexpensive cost and high performance capabilities, more than 4,500 have been built. This newly tooled, all weather, multirole fighter joins a fleet of Academy’s Multi-Color Parts (MCP) kits. The multi-color parts mean that there is no painting needed. In addition, the unique mold engineering delivers the benefit of assembly without glue. Accurate weapons array, display stand and sticker included.

The F-16 uses the first relaxed static stability/fly-by-wire (RSS/FBW) flight control system enabling it to achieve enhanced maneuverability It is equipped with improved GPS/INS, and can carry an assortment of advanced missiles. Highly nimble, the F-16 can pull 9g maneuvers and reach a maximum speed of over Mach 2

  • New tooling
  • F-16C USAF MULTIROLE FIGHTER
  • Brand: ACADEMY
  • Item # 12541
  • MSRP: $20.00
  • Multi-Colored Parts (MCP) – no painting needed
  • Precision mold engineering assures easy assembly without glue
  • Accurate weapons array
  • Display stand and sticker included

Available April 2016.

George Collazo
George Collazo

George has been hosting review sites and blogging about toy collectibles, travel, digital photography and Nikon digital imaging since 1998. His first model kit build was a Testors 1/35 DODGE WC-54 in 1984.

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