F-14B "VF-74 Adversary Tomcat" Aircraft Model
A premium 1/72 scale diecast model aircraft of a Grumman F-14B Tomcat - “VF-74 Adversary Tomcat” 162919, VF-74 “Be-Devilers”, 1994.
This premium model features:
- True 1/72 scale, ensuring accurate representation of the iconic aircraft
- Features sweeping wings which can be adjusted to your preference
- Professionally painted with great attention to detail
- All markings are tampoed (pad applied) for a realistic look
- Option to display the model on a stand that is provided, with the landing gear in the up or down positions
- Optional armament provided, and a canopy that can be displayed open or closed
- Pilot figure included for added realism
- Made of die cast metal with minimal plastic
- Highly sought after and collectable
This model has a wingspan width of 27cm (10.75") and a nose-to-tail length of 26cm (10.25").
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1/72 Scale Grumman F-14 Tomcat Diecast Model
Embrace the sublime craftsmanship encapsulated in this 1/72 scale Grumman F-14 Tomcat diecast model, an ode to aviation history and an impeccable piece of art. A cherished asset for collectors and aviation enthusiasts alike, this aircraft model immortalizes a legendary fighter jet in the meticulous build and unparalleled detail.
Scale & Dimensions
The Grumman F-14 Tomcat scale model boasts true 1/72 scale precision, ensuring every contour and feature is accurately represented. With a wingspan stretching to 27cm (or 10.75") and a nose-to-tail length of 26cm (or 10.25"), it mirrors the iconic aircraft’s magnificence and dominance in a compact, yet striking, display model form.
Material and Build
Comprising predominantly diecast metal with minimalistic utilization of plastic, this aircraft model ensures sturdiness, while also providing a lifelike representation. The robustness and weight of the diecast model bring not just stability, but an authentic feel to the collectible.
Detail and Accuracy
Each detail, from the meticulously tampoed (pad applied) markings to the professionally painted surfaces, reflects a commitment to accuracy and quality. The model airplane proffers a level of detail that does justice to the iconic fighter, promising an authentic and visually stunning miniature representation.
This diecast model offers adjustable sweeping wings, optional armament, and a canopy that you can display in either open or closed configuration. Additionally, an included pilot figure and the option to display the model on a provided stand, with landing gear in up or down positions, contribute to its realism and display versatility.
Development and First Flight
The Grumman F-14 Tomcat first soared into the skies in 1970, becoming a symbol of American air power, renowned for its variable sweep wings, formidable weaponry, and advanced avionics. It symbolized an era where technological innovation transformed aviation combat capabilities.
This iconic fighter was an unwavering sentinel through numerous conflicts, most notably in the Persian Gulf, where it demonstrated unmatched air superiority. The F-14 Tomcat sealed its legacy as an integral component in maintaining a balance during geopolitical power struggles.
Throughout its service, the F-14 broke barriers and set records, including being one of the first aircraft to engage an enemy fighter with a long-range Phoenix missile, showcasing its capabilities that would go on to influence future generations of aircraft design.
The F-14 has witnessed various iterations, from the initial F-14A to the advanced F-14D, each variant introducing enhancements in engine power, radar systems, and weaponry, demonstrating an evolution that kept the Tomcat relevant and formidable through decades of service.
Known for its speed, clocking over Mach 2, and a service ceiling above 50,000 feet, the F-14 was a formidable presence in any airspace. With a range extending beyond 500 miles, it was capable of exerting influence over vast operational theaters.
Weaponry and Defense
Armed with a diverse array of weaponry, from the long-range AIM-54 Phoenix missiles to the M61 Vulcan cannon, the F-14 was a versatile and deadly adversary. Its sophisticated radar and avionics allowed it to engage targets at distances beyond visual range.
The innovative variable-sweep wing design allowed the F-14 to excel in a variety of mission profiles, from fleet defense to strike warfare, rendering it a multidimensional threat to adversaries and a stalwart ally to carrier strike groups.
Immerse yourself into a world where precision, craftsmanship, and history collide in this remarkable Grumman F-14 Tomcat aircraft model. Every curve, every hue, and every detail beckons to a narrative interwoven with technological marvel, audacious design, and invigorating tales of aerial supremacy. This model airplane isn’t merely a collectible; it’s a tangible piece of history, a snapshot of aeronautical brilliance frozen in high-quality diecast metal. Elevate your collection or gift a piece of airborne legacy. Add this invaluable piece to your cart and let the wings of history unfurl in your space.
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