Calibre Wings Classic Cats Series
|Length||26.0 cm||10.23 in||Approx|
|Wingspan swept||16.1 cm||6.34 in||Approx|
|Wingspan spread||27.1 cm||10.70 in||Approx|
Diecast model features include:
- Constructed with metal and plastic components
- Optional ordnance
- Undercarriage displayable extended or retracted
- Removable pilot & RIO figurines
- Canopy displayable open or closed
- Movable sweep wings, horizontal stabilisers
- Airbrakes open or close positions & deployable arrestor hook
- Interchangeable engine nozzles, open or closed positions
- Jet intake covers & wheel chocks
- Display stand not included.
Calibre Wings CA721411- 1/72 Scale Grumman F-14D Tomcat, Super Tomcat Prototype
Calibre Wings diecast model CA721411 replicates in 1/72 scale the Grumman F-14D Tomcat, BuNo157986, the Super Tomcat Prototype.
This aircraft, the seventh Tomcat built, was retained by Grumman as their primary research and development airframe. It served as the prototype for the F-14B and later the F-14D Super Tomcat. The aircraft is presently on display at the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum, Manhattan, New York.
Grumman F-14 Tomcat
The Grumman F-14 Tomcat is an American tandem-seat, twin-engine maritime air superiority fighter, fleet defence interceptor, and tactical aerial reconnaissance platform. It is the largest and heaviest US fighter to operate from an aircraft carrier. Developed for the US Navy to carry the AIM-54 Phoenix missile, the first flight took place on December 21, 1970, entering service in 1974. Iran, the only other operator of the Tomcat. The US Navy retired their last F-14s in 2006, it remains in service with the Iranian air force. Production ended in 1991, with 712 airframes built.
Airframe construction is mainly of titanium and aluminium with a semi-monocoque fuselage, tandem-seat cockpit, crewed by a pilot (front), and Radar Intercept Officer (rear). Flight instruments are a mixture of analog and digital. Wings are a shoulder-mounted variable-sweep cantilever design; the tail is also of cantilever design with twin fins and an all-moving tailplane. The retractable undercarriage is a tricycle type.
F-14As uses two Pratt & Whitney TF30 afterburning low bypass turbofan jet engines; some received an upgrade to the General Electric GE F110. F-14Bs and -Ds use the GE F110-400. The F-14 has a maximum speed of 2,485 km/h (1,544 mph), a range of 3,000 km (1,800 mi), a combat range of 926 km (575 mi), and a service ceiling of 16,000 m+ (53,000 ft+).
Armament consists of a single 20 mm (0.787 in) M61A1 Vulcan cannon internally in the nose. Ten hard-points; six under the fuselage, two on the wing gloves, and two under the engine nacelles.able to carry up to 6,600 kg (14,500 lb) of stores Ordnance includes air-to-air missiles, rockets, bombs both precision-guided and unguided, drop tanks, mission-specific pods.