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F-14A Tomcat Model, USN, VF-41 - Hobby Master HA5230


F-14A Tomcat Model, USN, VF-41 - Hobby Master HA5230 - click to enlarge
F-14A Tomcat Model, USN, VF-41 - Hobby Master HA5230 - click to enlarge


Item No. HM-HA5230
$140.95
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Availability: Pre-Order


Description

Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model

Grumman F-14A Tomcat – 162689, VF-41 "Black Aces", U.S. Navy, Operation Desert Storm, June 1991

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



Pre-order for an expected arrival in May 2023. The release date is subject to change by the manufacturer.

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Limited production of approximately 600 models worldwide


F-14A BuNo 162689 was built in 1986 and in 1988 it was transferred to VF-41 “Black Aces” and named “Queen of Spades” on the USS Theodore Roosevelt as 101 AJ. On December 28, 1990 they deployed to the Persian Gulf and remained there until June 1991. During Operation Desert Storm VF-41 led the first strike against the Iraqi forces and locations. By the end of their mission VF-41 had flown 1,500 combat hours and completed 100% of scheduled operations. Next VF-41 sailed to the Turkish Mediterranean coast to support Kurdish refugees.

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 is a manufacturer of high quality, pre-built, diecast models. Each model is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, using specifications of the original aircraft or vehicle. They are made with die-cast 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 pad printed graphics
  • Removable weapons and fuel tanks (drop tanks)
  • Adjustable sweep wings
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Display stand
  • New and boxed with F-14 graphics


  • Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models


    Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years


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