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 with the VF-2 "Bounty Hunters" stationed on the USS Enterprise in 1976. It features colorful unit artwork (including the "Langley Stripe" on the nose, an homage to the stripes featured on aircraft stationed on America's first carrier, the USS Langley), 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, a lethal assortment of weaponry, position-able swept wings, optional-position landing gear, and a mid-flight display stand. Measures approximately 10¼" long with a 10¾" wingspan.
Hobby Master: HA5210