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.


VF-74 “Be-Devilers” Grumman F-14A Tomcat 162707 c/n 553 AA101 assigned to the
USS Saratoga was on a NATO training exercise over the Mediterranean on April 30, 1987.
During the exercise 162707 detected a target, USAF RF-4C 69-0381, supposedly an enemy
aggressor. The F-14 pilot heard the ok to fire, checked with his RIO who said “Yeah, go ahead
and shoot him”, thinking the pilot would make an exercise shot call instead he fired a live
Sidewinder downing the RF-4C. Miraculously everyone survived but 162707 crashed in 1993.
Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
HA5215
Grumman F-14A Tomcat
162707, VF-74 "Be-Devilers", USS Saratoga, 1987
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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                             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