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F-14A Tomcat Model, U.S. Navy, VF-74 - Hobby Master HA5215


F-14A Tomcat Model, U.S. Navy, VF-74 - Hobby Master HA5215 - click to enlarge
F-14A Tomcat Model, U.S. Navy, VF-74 - Hobby Master HA5215 - click to enlarge


Item No. HM-HA5215
$138.95
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Description

Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model

Grumman F-14A Tomcat – #162707, VF-74 “Bedevillers”, USS Saratoga, U.S. Navy, April 1987

1:72 Scale.  Length: 10.5".  Wingspan: 10.6” (spread)



Limited production of approximately 750 models worldwide


On April 30, 1987, F-14A Tomcat 162707, assigned to the VF-74 “Bedevilers” onboard the USS Saratoga, was on a NATO training exercise over the Mediterranean. During the exercise F-14A 162707 detected a target, a USAF RF-4C 69-0381, supposedly an enemy aggressor. The F-14 pilot heard the ok to fire, checked with his RIO who said “go ahead and shoot him”, thinking the pilot would make an exercise shot call, instead the pilot fired a live Sidewinder missile downing the RF-4C. Miraculously everyone survived. 162707 crashed in 1993.

The Grumman F-14 Tomcat is a twin-engine variable sweep wing aircraft capable of supersonic flight. The aircraft is crewed by a Pilot and a Radar Intercept Officer (RIO) who share the tasks of navigation, target acquisition, ECM, and weapons use. The Tomcat was only operated by the United States Navy and the Republic of Iran Air Force. The name “Tomcat” is said to come from the call-sign used by Vice Admiral Thomas Connolly, which conformed to the U.S Navy tradition of giving Grumman aircraft feline names.


Hobby Master offers a wide selection of quality, pre-assembled, diecast model airplanes. Each model is crafted to a high level of accuracy using specifications of the original aircraft. They are constructed with precision-made diecast metal and some plastic components.

This model of an F-14 Tomcat features:

  • Opening canopy
  • Detailed cockpit with removable crew figures
  • Realistic panel lines and antennas
  • Historically accurate printed markings
  • Detachable weapons and external fuel tanks (drop tanks)
  • Adjustable sweep wings
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Display stand
  • Box with F-14 Tomcat artwork



  • Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models


    Not suitable for children under the age of 14


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