Plastic construction kit that requires assembly and painting
The Grumman F-14 Tomcat is a supersonic, twin-engine, two-seat, variable-sweep wing fighter aircraft. The Tomcat was developed for the United States Navy's Naval Fighter Experimental (VFX) program following the collapse of the F-111B project. The F-14 was the first of the American teen-series fighters, which were designed incorporating the experience of air combat against MiG fighters during the Vietnam War.
This specific model kit depicts the F-14A Tomcat variant. The F-14A was the initial two-seat, twin-engine, all-weather interceptor fighter variant for the U.S. Navy. It first flew on December 21, 1970. As a U.S. Navy fighter it fulfilled the dual roles of long range interceptor and air superiority fighter, and later bomber.
Deployed from 1974 to 2006, it successfully employed a "swing wing", which offered variable sweep. The F-14A, which covers most of the early variants, was the most prolifically-produced variant of the Tomcat. 79 were exported to Iran before U.S.-Iranian relations began to deteriorate, and later took part in the Iran-Iraq War.
- Scale: 1/48
- Wingspan: 212mm - 408mm
- Length: 398mm
-Moveable swing wing - it can be depicted at angles from 20-75 degrees.
-The aircraft is depicted in parked position, with landing gear deployed.
-Separate parts are included to depict the different airbag and sealing plate shapes with the wing at 20 and 75 dgrees.
-Canopy can be opened.
-Ladder and step components can be built in deployed or stowed positions.
-Extra parts are included to depict the refueling probe and its bay, which were uncovered on IRIAF F-14s
-2 highly-realistic figures are included to depict seated pilot and Radar Intercept Officer (RIO)
-Missile parts depict air-to-air missiles: AIM-9 Sidewinders (x4), AIM-7 Sparrow (x4) and AIM-54 Phoenix (x4)
-Comes with 3 marking options: 2 for high-visibility F-14As from the VF-84 (Jolly Rogers) and VF-2 (Bounty Hunters) U.S. Navy Fighter Squadrons, plus 1 Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) unit F-14A.
Glue, paint and tools for assembly