The F-14A Tomcat, as operated by the U.S. Navy's VF-14 Tophatters, has a rich history that's intrinsically tied to the aircraft's reputation for power and precision. The Tophatters celebrated their 80th anniversary in 1999, and this special edition F-14A became an emblem of their exceptional legacy. This versatile aircraft served the U.S. Navy during significant conflicts and crises during its time in service.The F-14A's deployment with VF-14 during the Gulf War in 1990-1991 showcased the Tomcat's prowess in air superiority and precision strike missions. Notably, the Tophatters contributed to the success of Operation Desert Storm, protecting the coalition's skies and ensuring air dominance over the combat zone. Their F-14As played a vital role in maintaining the safety of the fleet and the execution of critical missions.This 1:72 scale model is a tribute to the legacy of this remarkable aircraft and its exceptional service with one of the U.S. Navy's oldest and most distinguished squadrons. It features authentic detailing and markings that reflect the Tophatters' 80-year history, making it a must-have for aviation enthusiasts, history buffs, and collectors.
1/72 Scale Diecast Model of Grumman F-14A Tomcat Fighter Aircraft "VF-14 Tophatters, USS Theodore Roosevelt, 80th Anniversary Edition" (1999) United States Navy die cast model by JC Wings. Features
- VF-14 Tophatters USS Theodore Roosevelt
- Detailed exterior
- True-to-scale detail
- Has retractable wings
- Includes display stand
- Includes missile accessories
- Diecast metal and plastic construction for durability and a heavy, realistic feel
- It is a highly detailed and accurate model, perfect for collectors and enthusiasts of military history
- Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels, and surface details for an authentic representation of the real-life airplane
- Scale: 1-72 Scale
- Wingspan Size: 10.75"
- Approximately Length: 10.25"
- Weight: 4 lbs