- U.S. air superiority fighter
- Jet Engine aircraft, two engine
- Handcrafted, hand-painted mahogany construction
- Scale: 1/36th
- Operators: U.S. Navy, Iranian Air Force
- Time in operation: 1974-present (Iranian Air Force)
- Post-World War II era
- Manufacturers: Grumman
- Length: 21.25 inches
- Wingspan: 20.75 inches
With its distinctive swing-wing, the F-14 Tomcat was the U.S. Navy's primary fighter aircraft from 1974 until the 1990s, when the decision was made to replace it. F-14s continued to serve until 2006, when the last combat mission flown by F-14s was undertook in Iraq. During its 30-year service, the F-14 saw action in both Iraq conflicts, the Sidra Gulf incident where F-14s shot down four Libyan planes after coming under fire, and the Tomcats performed dangerous reconnaissance missions over the Bekaa Valley in the 1980s. Only one F-14 was ever lost to enemy fire, during the Persian Gulf conflict in 1991, an incident that both crewmembers survived.
The enthusiast will enjoy the precise detailing and superb construction that has gone into this model of such a historic aircraft.