Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
Grumman F-14A Tomcat
160382/AJ 202, VF-84 "Jolly Rogers", USS Nimitz,
True 1/72 scale.
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.
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.
Grumman F-14A 160382 C/N 238 was delivered to the USN on April 8, 1977 and assigned to VF-84 _Jolly Rogers_ making its first cruise on board the USS Nimitz between December 1, 1977 and July 20, 1978 to the Mediterranean. 160382 had a role in the 1980 movie _The Final Encounter_. This aircraft was also the main feature in the well known lithograph _Tomcat_. Later 160382 spent time with VF-11 and VF-51 then retired to the National Naval Aviation Museum and now loaned to the Museum of Flight wearing a 1977 VF-84 scheme.