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.


In 1999 VF-14 “Tophatters” marked the 80th year of continuous active service making them the
USN’s oldest continuous active duty squadron. Established at NAS San Diego in 1919 as Fighter
Plane Squadron 1 the squadron has had fourteen name changes over the years as well as flying
twenty different types of aircraft. F-14A 162698 was issued to VF-33 in 1986 before moving to
VF-32. In 1999 C/N 544 Bu.No 162698 was sent to VF-14 and given the 80th Anniversary paint
scheme. In December 2001 the aircraft was transferred to AMARC.


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
HA5214
Grumman F-14A Tomcat
162698, VF-14 Tophatters, 80th Anniversary, 1999
True 1/72 scale.

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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weapon load :  
2 x AIM-9L   3 x AIM-54
1 x LANTRIN Pod   2 x GBU-12
2 x GBU-24   2 x GBU-31