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The F-14 served as the U.S. Navy's primary maritime air superiority fighter, fleet defense interceptor and tactical reconnaissance platform, it was first deployed in the mid 70s and retired in 2006, becoming an icon among jet fighters. The F-14 received its first major upgrade in 1987 with the F-14A Plus (later re-designated F-14B). The F-14A's P&W engine was upgraded with the GE F110-GE-400. The F-14A+ also received the ALR-67 Radar Homing and Warning. Originally employed as an air superiority fighter, after the end of the Cold War the Tomcat became a full strike platform.
The model depicts VF-32 Modex 107, marked up in honour of NASA crew STS-107 who perished when Space Shuttle Columbia broke-up upon re-entry on 1 February 2003. It flew 35 combat missions totalling 144 hrs during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
It's complete with the typical loadout for strike missions: GBU-12 Paveway, LANTIRN pod and AIM-7 and 9 for self defense.
Modelled in 1:1 real world scale, all parts are conveniently named and separated, textures and specular maps are 2048x2048 pixels and it has the following key-frame animations already in place: Swing wings Landing gear Flaps/Slats Airbrakes Arresting hook Refueling probe Canopy
Original format is 3ds max 8, obj generated by Deep Exploration. You might need to re-apply the textures depending on the software used. In the download are included the clean psd texture templates.