VF-14 TopHatters USS Kennedy 1969 F-4b Model, 1/42 (18″) Scale, Mahogany, Navy, Fighter
We are proud to present the VF-14 TopHatters USS Kennedy 1969 F-4b Model, a beautifully crafted replica of the iconic Navy fighter.
This model, made from mahogany, is an exacting 1/42 scale replica of the original aircraft, measuring 18″ in length. It is the perfect addition to any collection and is sure to be a conversation starter in any room.
The VF-14 TopHatters were a storied unit with a rich history, and this model captures the spirit and pride of their service.
- 18 inches
- Made from Mahogany
- US Naval Aviator Owned Business
The VF-14 Tophatters, a squadron of F-4B Phantom II fighter jets, made history in January 1964 when they became the first to operate on board the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt aircraft carrier. In June 1966, the Tophatters were deployed to the South China Sea, where they conducted air strikes and provided support for military operations against North Vietnam. During this deployment, the squadron flew a total of 1,688 hours on 967 combat sorties and dropped a total of 651,624 pounds of ordnance. In addition to their air strikes and support missions, the Tophatters also carried out their usual combat air patrol and fighter escort duties. In 1969, the Tophatters and CVW-1 were reassigned to the USS John F. Kennedy, where they remained for nine deployments until 1982, while the Franklin D. Roosevelt underwent modernization at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard.