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F-14D Super Tomcat Model, US Navy, VF-31 - Hobby Master HA5222


F-14D Super Tomcat Model, US Navy, VF-31 - Hobby Master HA5222 - click to enlarge
F-14D Super Tomcat Model, US Navy, VF-31 - Hobby Master HA5222 - click to enlarge


Item No. HM-HA5222
$135.95
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Description

Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model

Grumman F-14D Super Tomcat – VF-31 “Tomcatters”, USS Abraham Lincoln, U.S. Navy, 2002, "Operation Iraqi Freedom"

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



Limited production of approximately 500 models worldwide


VF-31 was formed on July 1, 1935 and known as the “Shooting Stars” but later would become the owners of Felix the Cat emblem and in 1948 received the name “Tomcatters”. In early 1981 VF-31 received the F-14A Tomcat and in 1992 upgraded to the newer F-14D Super Tomcat. In 2002 VF-31 was onboard the carrier USS Abraham Lincoln and heading home from Operation Enduring Freedom when they were ordered back to take part in operation Iraqi Freedom where the “Tomcatters” flew 585 sorties and dropped 239 LGB/JDAM/Mk 82 bombs.

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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