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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series HA5226
Grumman F-14B Tomcat Diecast Model
USN VF-24 Fighting Renegades, NG201, USS Nimitz, 1989

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Grumman F-14B Tomcat   10.25"   10.75"

In 1989 VF-24 "Fighting Renegades" onboard the USS Nimitz had been at sea and upon returning to San Diego in August the squadron began to re-equip with the F-14B making them the first Pacific Fleet Fighter Squadron to do this. Originally thought to be an interim aircraft before receiving the F-14D it turned out that a decision was made to end the F-14D acquisitions and equip Pacific Fleet squadrons with F-14As and remaining F-14Ds then move all F-14Bs to the Atlantic Fleet. This aircraft is on display at the Estrella Warbird Museum.

Grumman F-14B Tomcat

Designed to carry the formidable long range AIM-54 Phoenix missile, the Grumman F-14 Tomcat was first flown on December 21st, 1970. Made famous by the Hollywood film Top Gun, the F-14 replaced the F-4 Phantom II as the US Navy's primary maritime air superiority fighter. Its design includes a variable geometry wing that can sweep back for high speed supersonic intercepts and forward for improved positioning in air to air dogfights. Nicknamed "Bombcat," the F-14 spent much of its late career in an air-to-ground role, carrying the Low Altitude Navigation and Targeting Infrared for Night (LANTIRN) system.

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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series

The Hobby Master "1:72 Air Power Series" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft.

Hobby Master "1:72 Air Power Series" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Opening canopies, revealing detailed cockpit interiors.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
  • Accurately detailed underside with concealed screwheads.

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