True 1/72 scale.
Great attention to detail.
All markings are Tampoed (pad applied).
Option to display the model on a stand that is provided.
Model can be shown with the landing gear in the down or up positions.
Optional armament provided.
Canopy can be displayed open or closed.
Pilot figure included.
Extremely heavy metal with a minimum of plastic.
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. The name “Tomcat” is said to come from the
call-sign used by Vice Admiral Thomas Connolly which conformed to the USN tradition of giving
Grumman aircraft feline names.
In August 1948 VF-193 was established. In October 1963 the squadron transitioned to the F-4B
Phantom II and was re-designated VF-142 “Ghostriders”. In January 1974 VF-142 deployed with
the USS America returning in August 1974 to begin a transition to the Grumman F-14A. In April
1975 VF-142 moved to NAS Oceana, Virginia from NAS Miramar, Florida. VF-142 would sail on
the USS America until August 1978 when they transferred to the USS D.D. Eisenhower. F-14A
msn 115 was produced in 1975 and was sent to AMARC in 1992.
Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
Grumman F-14A Tomcat
AE/212. VF-142, USS America, 1976