- Air Power Series
- Highly detailed realistic collectible model
- Diecast & plastic parts
- Display stand included with interchangeable landing gear.
- Opening canopy with detailed cockpit, detachable ordnance loads.
- Measures 10.25” L x 10.75” Wingspan
- Box dimensions: 12.0” L x 12.0” L x 4.2” H
- Display model, recommended for hobbyists and collectors 14 years and above.
The Grumman F-14 Tomcat is an American supersonic, twin-engine, two-seat, twin-tail, variable-sweep wing fighter aircraft. It was the first such American jet fighter with twin tails. The Tomcat was developed for the United States Navy's Naval Fighter Experimental (VFX) program. The F-14 was the first of the American Teen Series fighters, which were designed incorporating air combat experience against MiG fighters during the Vietnam War. The name “Tomcat” is said to come from the call-sign used by Vice Admiral Thomas Connolly which conformed to the USN tradition of giving Grumman aircraft feline names.
This highly detailed Hobby Master model is a replica of F-14D (Bureau Number 164347) from VF-213 “Black Lions” as part of Carrier Air Wing 8 while embarked onboard USS Theodore Roosevelt in 2006 being the “Last Cruise” for the F-14. VF-213 “Black Lions” was established in 1955 flying the F2H-3 Banshee and eventually the F-14A in September 1976 and the F-14D in 1997. In September 2005 the USS Theodore Roosevelt “The Big Stick” sailed with VF-213 and several other units to take part in “Operation Iraqi Freedom’ and “Operation Enduring Freedom”. By mid-February 2006 the carrier had entered the Mediterranean on her way home. Returning home in 2006, they began the conversion to the F/A-18F Super Hornet. F-14D 164347 was produced in 1991 and sent to AMARC in 200
As with most Hobby Master models this F-14D features engraved panel lines, antennas, surface details an opening canopy, a well-appointed cockpit, full weapons complement, optional-position landing gear, authentic pad printed squadron markings, and a display stand.