The Definitive 1/48 Scale F-14A Tomcat.
From its first test flights in 1970 through to its retirement in 2006, the F-14 Tomcat is a carrier-based fighter that has captured the imagination; its variable sweep wing allowed automatic adjustment for optimum performance and an impressive combination of speed and maneuverability. It had a powerful AN/AWG-9 fire control system that could use AIM-54 Phoenix missiles to take on multiple targets from range. 477 of the 632 Tomcats supplied to the U.S. Navy were the early F-14A variant; their delivery to units began with carrier squadrons in 1973, and its combat debut was in the 1975 evacuation from Saigon. It was later in action in conflicts in Libya, Iraq and Afghanistan. Seventy-nine F-14A's were also supplied to Iran before the 1979 Islamic Revolution and some still remain in service today.
This is a 1/48 scale plastic model assembly kit of the Grumman F-14A Tomcat. Here are the specifications:
- Fuselage length: 398 mm
- Maximum Wingspan: 408 mm
- Features moving depiction of variable sweep wing.
- 2 sets of parts - interchangeable after completion - depict sealing plates and air bags with wing in fully swept and fully forward positions.
- Slide molding was used to ensure highly realistic canopy, air intake side and fuselage side sections.
- Poly caps allow movement of horizontal stabilizers.
Designed with access to real F-14A Tomcats for superlative accuracy, the model offers a choice of parts to depict open or closed engine afterburner nozzles. Separate parts are included to depict the fuel probe on the right of the nose, and the ladder on the left.
It comes with two U.S. marking schemes and one for the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force.