Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
|Length||26.0 cm||10.23 in||Approx|
|Wingspan swept||16.1 cm||6.3 in||Approx|
|Wingspan spread||27.1 cm||10.7 in||Approx|
- Constructed with metal and plastic components
- Optional ordnance
- Undercarriage displayable extended or retracted
- Removable pilot & RIO figurines
- Canopy displayable open or closed
- Vairiable wing sweep
- Display stand included.
Hobby Master HA5221 – 1/72 Scale Grumman F-14A Tomcat, US Navy
Hobby Master diecast model HA5221 replicates in 1/72 scale the Grumman F-14A Tomcat of BuNo 159449, VF-142 “Ghostriders”, tail code AE/212, US Navy. Deployed with Carrier Air Wing – 6 (CVW-6) aboard the USS America (CVA-66), 1976.
Fighter Squadron 142 (VF-142) “Ghostriders” is an inactive unit of the United States Navy, stationed at NAS Oceana, Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA. Established as VF-193 in August 1948, redesignated as VF-142 in October 1963. The squadron flew the Tomcat from April 1975 until disestablished on April 1995.
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 is 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 were upgraded with 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, guided and unguided bombs, drop tanks, mission-specific pods.