Mastercraft Collection: F-14A Tomcat 1/72..
WINGSPAN: 10.94 INCHES
LENGTH: 10.38 INCHES
The F-14A Tomcat was the United States Navy's primary maritime air superiority fighter, fleet defense interceptor and tactical reconnaissance. The aircraft was originally designed as the successor of the F-4 Phantom in the fleet defense roll. The aircraft was designed to provide the Fleet with a Mach 2.0 (twice the speed of sound) air superiority fighter capable of fleet defense at both long and short range. The aircraft was the 59th built and the 57th to be delivered to the Navy on February 20, 1974. It first served with the VF-1 "Wolfpack" aboard the USS Enterprise from May 1974 through July 1976. During this time, the aircraft flew missions during a WestPac cruise under the code name Operation Frequent Wind, the evacuation of Saigon, South Vietnam. This makes the Tomcat a true Vietnam veteran.
This handcrafted model is painted in the same paint scheme as the original and is painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen. Perfect as a gift for any aviation enthusiast and history buff!