A Refined Cat
The highly successful F-14 Tomcat was in service for over 30 years, evolving from its initial role as a carrier-based fighter into a multirole aircraft with bomber and reconnaissance capability. As part of that process, it was fitted with camera pods from the 1980s, and then from the 1990s bestowed with air-to-ground attack and long range bombing mission capability. F-14D aircraft had improved power with General Electric F110-GE-400 engines and major upgrades to weaponry and avionics, making it perhaps the most polished of the Tomcats. 55 in total were supplied, and reached units from 1992, serving in skies over Iraq and Afghanistan.
About the Model
★This is a 1/48 scale plastic model assembly kit of the Grumman F-14D Tomcat. Fuselage length: 398mm, Maximum wingspan: 408mm. ★Designed with access to real Tomcats for superlative accuracy. ★Features moving depiction of variable sweep wing. ★2 sets of parts – interchangeable after completion – depict sealing plates and air bags with wing in fully swept and fully forward positions. ★Captures F-14D features such as F110-GE-400 engine nozzles, vertical stabilizer stiffener plates and dual chin pods. ★With updated missiles, laser-guided and standard bombs, LANTIRN and TARPS pods, jamming pod parts. Can be assembled in a wide range of configurations to recreate air-ground attack or recon missions. ★With individual parts to depict camera in reconnaissance pod. ★Metal stickers included to recreate fuselage side reinforcing panels. ★With depictions of F-14D ejection seats, and crew in newer uniforms. ★Comes with 4 different marking options.