The Grumman F-14 Tomcat is a twin-engine, variable sweep wings capable of supersonic flight.
The aircraft is crewed by a Pilot and a Radar Intercept Officer who share the tasks of navigation,
target acquisition, ECM and weapons usage. The Tomcat was operated by the United States
Navy and the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force only. The name “Tomcat” is said to come from the
call-sign used by Vice Admiral Thomas Connolly which conformed to the USN tradition of giving
Grumman aircraft feline names.

On March 15, 1980 the USS Carl Vinson was launched and commissioned in 1982. The ship was
named after Senator Carl Vinson considered the father of the modern US Navy. The honor of
christening the ship was given to the Navy nurse who had been a long time nurse/aide to the
Senator and his wife. Molly Snead AKA “Miss Molly” was also honored when a C-1A transport
was named after her. In 1989 the C-1A retired and the name and nose art were given to
VF-111 F-14A 161621.


Specifications for the Grumman Aerospace F-14 Tomcat

Role - Carrier-based multi-role strike fighter

First Flight – F-14A 1970, F-14B (F-14A+) 1986, F-14D 1990

Last Production Year – F-14D July 20, 1992

Number All Variants Produced – 710

Crew - 2 (pilot and radar intercept officer).

Type        F-14A        F-14B (F-14A+)        F-14D

Dimensions                       

Length                       62 ft 8 inches           62 ft 8 inches           62 ft 8 inches
Wingspan (Swept)        38 ft 2.5 inches        38 ft 2.5 inches        38 ft 2.5 inches
Wingspan (Unswept)     64 ft 1.5 inches        64 ft 1.5 inches        64 ft 1.5 inches
Height        16 ft        16 ft        16ft

Performance
Powerplants       
F-14A  2 x P&W TF-30-P414A      F-14B  2 x GE F-110-GE-400    F-14D    2 x GE F-110-GE-400
Maximum Thrust
F-14A 34,154 lbs      F-14B  56,400 lbs       F-14D 56,400 lbs
Maximum Speed
F-14A 1,544 mph (Mach 2.38)     F-14B  1,544 mph (Mach 2.38)     F-14D  1,544 mph (Mach 2.38)
Ceiling
F-14A  50,000+ ft        F-14B 53,000+ ft        F-14D  53,000+ ft
Range
F-14A  1,730 nm         F-14B   2,050 nm        F-14D  2,050 nm

Weight             
Empty
F-14A  40,104 pounds        F-14B  41,780 pounds       F-14D   43,735 pounds
Maximum
F-14A  72,000 pounds        F-14B  74,349 pounds        F-14D  74,349 pounds


Armament
1 x MK-61A1 Vulcan 20mm cannon

Maximum Weight – 13,000 lbs. Of Combined Ordnance
Air-Air Missiles
6 AIM-7 Sparrows
4 AIM-9 Sidewinder
6 AIM-54 Phoenix

Air-To-Ground
MK-82 (500 lbs.)
4 MK-83 (1,000 lbs.)
4 MK-84 (2,000 lbs.)
MK-20 cluster bombs
4 GBU-10 LGB
GBU-12 MK-82 LGB
4 GBU-16 MK-83 LGB
4 GBU-24 MK-84 LGB
Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
HA5213
Grumman F-14A Tomcat "Miss Molly"
VF-111 "Sundowners", USS Carl Vinson 1989

Professionally painted.

Great attention to detail.

All markings are Tampoed (pad applied).

Option to display the model on a stand that is provided.

Model can be shown with the landing gear in the down or up positions.

Optional armament provided.

Canopy can be displayed open or closed.

Pilot figure included.

Extremely heavy metal with a minimum of plastic.

Highly collectable.
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