This Sharp US Navy F-14A Tomcat Desktop Display Model is in 1:48 scale with a Swing-Wingspan from 9" up to 16" and is 16" in length! The Grumman F-14 Tomcat is a supersonic, twin engine, two-seat, variable sweep wing, two-place strike fighter manufactured by Grumman Aircraft Corporation.
F-14 was the United States Navy's primary maritime air superiority fighter, fleet defense interceptor and tactical reconnaissance platform from 1974 to 2006. The F-14 first entered service in 1972 with the U.S. Navy, replacing the F-4 Phantom II. The F-14A variant is a a two-set all-weather interceptor fighter version for the US Navy and modifications late in its service life added precision strike munitions to its armament. There were 545 F-14A delivered to the US Navy and 79 to Iran. The final 102 F-14As were delivered with improved TF30-P-414A engines. An additional F-14A was manufactured for Iran, but was delivered to the US Navy.
The Tomcat is capable of deploying air-to-ground ordnance in various configurations, while simultaneously carrying the AIM-7, AIM-9 and AIM-54 air-to-air missiles. The F-14 has an airspeed of Mach 2+ and it was scheduled to remain in service through at least 2008.
On September 22, 2006, the F-14 retired from the U.S. Navy fleet and was replaced by the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet. As of 2007, it remains in service only with the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force.
Working from exact aircraft blueprints, this beautiful replica model design is molded in a high quality and sturdy plastic. Each model then passes through several stages of priming before talented artists apply paint and detail. Extreme care is made to apply historically accurate aircraft markings and emblems. Before completion, each model receives several coats of clear lacquer to create not only a spectacular work of aviation art, but to insure each model will be a lasting addition to any airline or aircraft model collection.
All models come with a mahogany display stand to present your aircraft in style! Perfect item or gift for that Military Aviation memorabilia or Aircraft Model enthusiast! Please Click On Image For A Closer Look!