A multirole combat aircraft, the Grumman F-14 Tomcat was introduced in 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. Though it remains in service in Iran, it was retired from active U.S. duty in 2006, replaced by the F/A-18E Super Hornet. The "A" variant was flown by the Navy and remains in service in Iran.
This 1/72 scale, Hobby Master, die cast model is a premium replica of an F-14A as it appeared in 1999 celebrating the 80th anniversary of the VF-14 "Tophatters," the longest continuous active Navy squadron in America. It features signature red accents and commemorative tail artwork, engraved panel lines, a sliding canopy, a well-equipped two-seat cockpit with instrument panels, two removable pilot figures, realistic air intake and afterburning engine exhaust nozzles, position-able swept wings, optional-position landing gear, and a mid-flight display stand. Measures approximately 10¼" long with a 10¾" wingspan.
Hobby Master: HA5214