- 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.
VF-213 “Black Lions” was established on June 22, 1955. VF-213 received its first F-14D in 1997 and in March, 2006; onboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt they completed their last cruise flying the F-14D. From September 2005 to March 2006 VF-213 operated in the Persian and Arabian Gulfs in support of “OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM”. Returning home on March 10, 2006 the next month they began to transition to the new F/A-18F Super Hornet requiring a unit name change to VFA-213. During the last cruise Lt. Cdr Meagan “Slick” Flannigan (nee-Varley) flew her F-14D.
This highly detailed Hobby Master model is a replica of F-14D ‘AJ212” (Bureau Number 164394) flown by Lt. Cdr. Meagan "Slick" Flannigan 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
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.