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Massimo Santarossa feels “the need for speed” as he gets his hands on Fine Molds’ very fine 1/72 Tomcat

In the late 1950s, the US Navy was in the market for a fleet defence fighter capable of responding to the threat posed by the Soviet Union’s long-range bombers. It needed an aircraft with powerful radar, a large weapons load, long range and endurance and the speed to react quickly to a multiple-threat environment. Then US Secretary of Defence, Robert McNamara, pushed for a single aircraft design that would suit the needs of both the navy and the air force, the result of which was the General Dynamics F-111.

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