1:72 Scale Metal Diecast – Grumman F-14 Tomcat – Fighting Swordsmen VF-32 - USS Harry S. Truman - 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. However, since this model does not includes a display stand, one pretty much needs to attach the landing gear pieces right out of the box.
This is a limited edition model with a total of 750 pieces. A card similar to a credit card is included which displays the particular number (of the pieces produced) of the model.
Some assembly is required to place the landing gear and/or wheel well covers in place, as well as the weapons on the wings and fuselage. This is quite simple, but one needs to be very careful and patient.
The cockpit canopy can open and close to allow for placement of the pilot figurine, however, one also needs to be very careful when moving the canopy as it is very fragile and the movement is barely enough to insert the pilot in place.
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 box measures 10 inches by 10 inches by 4 inches.
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.