1:72 Scale Metal Diecast – Grumman F-14 Tomcat – VF-21 Freelancers - USS Independence 1994 - Length: 10" Wingspan: 10” (with extended wings)
This F-14 model is twin seat and includes two pilot/crew figures. The canopy can be positioned in the opened or closed. One has to be very careful as to not damage/break the canopy. The landing gear is optional, one can attach the landing gear or cover the wheel wells. A stand included.
This model comes with a variety possible attachments. Some missiles are already attached to the model, but some fuel tanks and smart bombs are optional.
The maker of the model, Hobby Master, really did a good job with the model, the panel lines and details are very crisp and one can see the little dots that represent the rivets holding down the panels.
This is really a "no-play" model or a "display-only" model. It is mostly metal and very heavy. It also has a number of antennas which look great but are very fragile. If you have small kids that like to play with your models, save yourself some frustration (and money) and wait till later to get a model like this one. The box is labeled as not suitable for children under 14.
The package measures 12" x 12" x 5"
The Grumman F-14 Tomcat is an American 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 after the collapse of the F-111B project. The F-14 was the first of the American teen-series fighters, which were designed incorporating air combat experience against MiG fighters during the Vietnam War.
The F-14 first flew in December 1970 and made its first deployment in 1974 with the U.S. Navy aboard USS Enterprise (CVN-65), replacing the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II. The F-14 served as the U.S. Navy's primary maritime air superiority fighter, fleet defense interceptor, and tactical aerial reconnaissance platform into the 1990s. The Low Altitude Navigation and Targeting Infrared for Night (LANTIRN) pod system was added in the 1990s and the Tomcat began performing precision ground-attack missions.