Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Die-cast Model
Grumman F-14D Tomcat – VF-31 "Tomcatters", U.S. Navy, 2006
1:72 Scale. Length: 10.5". Wingspan: 10.6” (spread)
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Limited production of approximately 600 models worldwide
U.S. Navy Fighter Squadron 31 (VF-31) Tomcatters was the new designation given to VF-3A on August 7th, 1948. The squadron transitioned from the F6F Hellcat through the F9F Panther, F2H Banshee, F3H Demon and F-4 Phantom II before upgrading to the F-14 Tomcat in 1981. VF-31 deployed several times with the F-14 on Nimitz Class carriers. They deployed with the F-14 for the last time on the USS Theodore Roosevelt in 2005 as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. It was during this deployment that they became the last F-14 squadron to drop a bomb in combat. The squadron returned home in 2006 and transitioned to the F/A-18E Hornet, being redesignated Strike Fighter Squadron 31 (VFA-31).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
Box with opening front cover panel
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