- 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 a twin-engine, variable sweep wings capable of supersonic flight. The aircraft is crewed by a Pilot and a Radar Intercept Officer who share the tasks of navigation, target acquisition, ECM and weapons usage. The Tomcat was operated by the United States Navy and the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force only.
This highly detailed Hobby Master model is a replica of a IRIAF F-14A Tomcat (Bureau Number 160339) from the 82nd TFS, Tactical Fighter Base 8, Khatami, 2003. Since the early 1970s the Soviet Union had been sending MiG-25 over flights of Iran who was unable to stop this using their F-4s. In January 1974 Iran ordered 30 F-14s with another 50 in June 1974. In January 1976 the first two aircraft arrived with 10 more by May 1977 along with Phoenix missiles which put an end to Soviet over flights. In 1980, an Iranian F-14 shot down an Iraqi Mil Mi-25 helicopter for its first air-to-air kill during the Iran–Iraq War (1980–1988). According to research, by Tom Cooper Iranian F-14s scored at least 50 air-to-air victories in the first six months of the war against Iraqi MiG-21s, MiG-23s, and some Su-20s/22s. During the same period, only one Iranian F-14 suffered damage after being hit by debris from a nearby MiG-21 that exploded.
As with most Hobby Master models this F-14A 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.