|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,
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 August 1948 VF-193 was established. In October 1963 the squadron transitioned to the F-4B
Phantom II and was re-designated VF-142 “Ghostriders”. In January 1974 VF-142 deployed with
the USS America returning in August 1974 to begin a transition to the Grumman F-14A. In April
1975 VF-142 moved to NAS Oceana, Virginia from NAS Miramar, Florida. VF-142 would sail on
the USS America until August 1978 when they transferred to the USS D.D. Eisenhower. F-14A
msn 115 was produced in 1975 and was sent to AMARC in 1992.
|Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
Grumman F-14A Tomcat
AE/212. VF-142, USS America, 1976
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.
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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
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
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
F-14A 34,154 lbs F-14B 56,400 lbs F-14D 56,400 lbs
F-14A 1,544 mph (Mach 2.38) F-14B 1,544 mph (Mach 2.38) F-14D 1,544 mph (Mach 2.38)
F-14A 50,000+ ft F-14B 53,000+ ft F-14D 53,000+ ft
F-14A 1,730 nm F-14B 2,050 nm F-14D 2,050 nm
F-14A 40,104 pounds F-14B 41,780 pounds F-14D 43,735 pounds
F-14A 72,000 pounds F-14B 74,349 pounds F-14D 74,349 pounds
1 x MK-61A1 Vulcan 20mm cannon
Maximum Weight – 13,000 lbs. Of Combined Ordnance
6 AIM-7 Sparrows
4 AIM-9 Sidewinder
6 AIM-54 Phoenix
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