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F-14A Tomcat - "Queen of Spades" 162689, VF-41 "Black Aces", Operation Desert Storm, June 1991 

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F-14A Tomcat - "Queen of Spades" 162689, VF-41 "Black Aces", Operation Desert Storm, June 1991
Scale:
1:72
Length:
10.25"
Width:
10.75"
Composition:
Diecast
SKU:
HM-HA5230
Period:
Modern


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The Grumman F-14 Tomcat is a twin-engine, variable sweep wings 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 United States Navy and the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force only. The name “Tomcat” is said to come from the call-sign used by Vice Admiral Thomas Connolly which conformed to the USN tradition of giving Grumman aircraft feline names.

F-14A BuNo 162689 was built in 1986 and in 1988 it was transferred to VF-41 “Black Aces” and named “Queen of Spades” on the USS Theodore Roosevelt as 101 AJ. On December 28, 1990 they deployed to the Persian Gulf and remained there until June 1991. During “Operation Desert Storm” VF-41 led the first strike against Iraqi forces and locations. By the end of their mission VF-41 had flown 1,500 combat hours and completed 100% of scheduled operations. Next VF-41 sailed to the Turkish Mediterranean coast to support Kurdish refugees.

Specifications for the Grumman Aerospace F-14 Tomcat

  • Role - Carrier-based multi-role strike fighter
  • First Flight – F-14A 1970, F-14B (F-14A+) 1986, F-14D 1990
  • Last Production Year – F-14D July 20, 1992
  • Number All Variants Produced – 710
  • Crew - 2 (pilot and radar intercept officer).
  • Type F-14A F-14B (F-14A+) F-14D

Dimensions

  • Length 62 ft 8 inches 62 ft 8 inches 62 ft 8 inches
  • Wingspan (Swept) 38 ft 2.5 inches 38 ft 2.5 inches 38 ft 2.5 inches
  • Wingspan (Unswept) 64 ft 1.5 inches 64 ft 1.5 inches 64 ft 1.5 inches
  • Height 16 ft 16 ft 16ft Performance

Powerplants

  • F-14A 2 x P&W TF-30-P414A F-14B 2 x GE F-110-GE-400 F-14D 2 x GE F-110-GE-400
  • Maximum Thrust - F-14A 34,154 lbs F-14B 56,400 lbs F-14D 56,400 lbs
  • Maximum Speed - F-14A 1,544 mph (Mach 2.38) F-14B 1,544 mph (Mach 2.38) F-14D 1,544 mph (Mach 2.38)
  • Ceiling - F-14A 50,000+ ft F-14B 53,000+ ft F-14D 53,000+ ft
  • Range - F-14A 1,730 nm F-14B 2,050 nm F-14D 2,050 nm Weight
  • Empty - F-14A 40,104 pounds F-14B 41,780 pounds F-14D 43,735 pounds
  • Maximum - F-14A 72,000 pounds F-14B 74,349 pounds F-14D 74,349 pounds

Armament

  • 1 x MK-61A1 Vulcan 20mm cannon Maximum Weight – 13,000 lbs. Of Combined Ordnance
  • Air-Air Missiles
  • 6 AIM-7 Sparrows
  • 4 AIM-9 Sidewinder
  • 6 AIM-54 Phoenix Air-To-Ground
  • MK-82 (500 lbs.)
  • 4 MK-83 (1,000 lbs.)
  • 4 MK-84 (2,000 lbs.)
  • MK-20 cluster bombs
  • 4 GBU-10 LGB
  • GBU-12 MK-82 LGB
  • 4 GBU-16 MK-83 LGB
  • 4 GBU-24 MK-84 LGB

Info:     Grumman F-14A Tomcat - "Queen of Spades" 162689, VF-41 "Black Aces", Operation Desert Storm, June 1991


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