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F-14B Tomcat Model, USN, VF-143 - Hobby Master HA5243


F-14B Tomcat Model, USN, VF-143 - Hobby Master HA5243 - click to enlarge
F-14B Tomcat Model, USN, VF-143 - Hobby Master HA5243 - click to enlarge


Item No. HM-HA5243
$144.95
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Availability: Pre-Order


Description

Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model

Grumman F-14B Tomcat – 163220, VF-143 "Pukin Dogs", USS John F. Kennedy, U.S. Navy, 2002, "Operation Enduring Freedom "

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



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

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Order separately from in-stock items


Limited production of approximately 650 models worldwide


In March 2002 VF-143 ‘Pukin Dogs’ sailed on board the USS John F. Kennedy with a mission to support Operation Enduring Freedom and returned home in August. Their next deployment was on board the USS George Washington in 2004 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. 2005 saw the squadron transition to the new F/A-18 Super Hornet and this required a designation change to VFA-143. The “Pukin Dogs” is believed to be a comment made when the Griffin logo was first viewed, the drooping head and open mouth, “it looks like a puking dog”.

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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