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.
Made by Hobby Master, this 1/72 scale, die cast model — a stunning replica of an F-14A flying with the VF-114 "Aardvarks" stationed on the USS Abraham Lincoln in 1991 — features engraved panel lines, a sliding canopy, a well-equipped cockpit including panel instrumentation, a removable pilot figure, full weapons complement, detailed afterburning turbofans, optional-position landing gear, authentic markings, and a stylish presentation stand. Measures approximately 10½" long with a 10½" wingspan.
Hobby Master: HA5216