HOBBY MASTER 1/72 US Navy Grumman F-14A Tomcat 160395 “USS America” (HA5231)
$209.00 (Ex Tax: $190.00)
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Up for sale is a brand new 1/72 US Navy Grumman F-14A Tomcat 160395 “USS America” (HA5231) by Hobbymaster.
The Grumman F-14 Tomcat was a twin-engine, with a unique variable sweep wing capable of supersonic flight. The aircraft is crewed by a Pilot and a Radar Intercept Officer who share the tasks of navigation, target acquisition, ECM and weapons usage. The Tomcat was operated by the US Navy and the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force.
This particular aircraft as seen here was operated for a time by VF-33. In 1981 VF-33 transitioned to the F-14A Tomcat and joined Carrier Air Wing One assigned to USS America. Until 1992 VF-33 made twelve deployments with CVW-1 aboard the America to the Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean. Their first deployment was a North Atlantic NATO deployment between August and October 1982. In 1987, they changed their name to Starfighters, which was their radio callsign. Their new patch featured a large star with a head-on view of a Tomcat. On 20 August 1985 VF-33 was the first squadron to complete 50 missile firings without a single failure. VF-33 “Starfighters” took 160395 on charge in 1990 and it saw action in ODS. In October 1993 VF-33 was disestablished and the aircraft then went through the hands of several other operators before being sent to the National Naval Aviation Museum in Florida.
This model air-plane is made from die-cast metal and include extensive detailing. It is similar in quality to Aviation72, Oxford, Corgi, Century Wings, Witty Wings and JC Wings.
Includes display stand
|Dimensions||30 × 30 × 10 cm|