A multipurpose combat aircraft, the F-14A Tomcat was introduced with the U.S. Navy in 1974. It was the first of the teen-fighter series, developed using expertise gained from dogfights with Soviet MiGs during the Vietnam War. It assisted with U.S. withdrawal from Vietnam in 1974 (operating off the USS Enterprise). Though still active in the Iranian Air Force, it has been retired from American service, replaced by the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet.
This 1/72 scale, die cast mode — a Hobby Master replica of an F-14A operating with the VF-84 "Jolly Rogers" during Operation Desert Storm — features that aircraft's signature skull and crossbones artwork, engraved panel lines, a sliding canopy, a well-equipped two-seat cockpit with instrument panels, two removable crew figures, realistic air intake and afterburning engine exhaust nozzles, a lethal assortment of weaponry, positionable swept wings, optional-position landing gear, authentic markings, and a stylish presentation stand. Measures approximately 10½" long with a 10½" wingspan.
Hobby Master: HA5212