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F-14A Tomcat Model, USN, VF-33 - Hobby Master HA5242


F-14A Tomcat Model, USN, VF-33 - Hobby Master HA5242 - click to enlarge
F-14A Tomcat Model, USN, VF-33 - Hobby Master HA5242 - click to enlarge


Item No. HM-HA5242
$144.95
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Availability: Pre-Order


Description

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)



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

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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.

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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