Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model
Grumman F-14A Tomcat – 162705, Captain Dale “Snort” Snodgrass, VF-33 "Starfighters", USS America, U.S. Navy, 1990
1:72 Scale. Length: 10.5". Wingspan: 10.6” (spread)
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Limited production of approximately 650 models worldwide
In 1988 flying F-14A 162705 c/n 551 Captain Dale “Snort” Snodgrass performed his (in)famous super low banana pass off the port side of the USS America while at sea. Snodgrass was the high-time F-14 pilot with over 4,800 hours flying the F-14. Snodgrass was a member of VF-33 Starfighters, formerly the Tarsiers, a small South Asian mammal. Between December 28, 1990 and April 18, 1991 VF-33 was deploy onboard USS America in the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Desert Storm. Unfortunately Snodgrass died in 2021 in an air show crash.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
New and boxed with F-14 graphics
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.
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Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years