According to Merit International, JSI has announced their 1/18 scale F-14 Tomcat! This ambitious release is set for later this year, with more details to follow soon. 1/18 scale fans have been dreaming of an F-14 in this scale for years, and it looks like the wait will be over shortly.
At 1/18 scale, this plane will measure 3.5ft long, therefore becoming the largest aircraft in this scale upon release. This is truly a very ambitious effort by a new company, and has Tomcat fans jumping for joy. Any 1/18 scale/3.75″ figure should be able to fit into the cockpit seats. Constructed out of heavy plastic, an impressive amount of detail, which is already visible on the prototype, and with retractable landing gear, this is a dream come true for Tomcat fans. The only Tomcat toy of it’s kind, it is quite possibly, the definitive F-14 Tomcat toy.
JSI is no stranger to 1/18 scale, as they used to manufacture toys for 21st Century Toys, and will actually be re-releasing the Tiger tank, F4U Corsair, & P-38 Lightning under the JSI banner, this summer!
So far, only the F-14A model has been shown. Could F-14B, and F-14D Super Tomcat versions be in the planning stages? The F-14A has a ton of popular squadron paint schemes that fans would love to see, as do the other 2 variants. It isn’t known which paint scheme will be seen first, and the product shown is not indicative of the first paint scheme either, as squadron markings are absent.
Thanks to HISS Tank.com & Toyark.com boards member Tuskegee Joe for the heads up! Click on the title bar to see the first image of the Tomcat, as well as JSI’s other upcoming releases!