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Grumman F-14 Tomcat
|Like my Cobras, I love my Cats
The F-14 Tomcat twin-engine, two seat, variable geometry swept wing, Mach2 air superiority Fighter developed for the United States Navy's Naval Fighter Experimental program incorporating the air combat experiences of the F-4 Phantom and other types against MiG fighters during the Vietnam War.
Designed to incorporate theAWG-9 radar and AIM-54 Phoenix missiles, it also carried the AIM7 Sparroe and AIM-9 Sidwinder missiles. Later in it's career, the Tomcat was modified for limited ground attack abilty with the addition of the LANTIRN
The Tomcat was retired by U.S. Navy in September 2006
This kit comes with three sprues, two in grey, and a clear sprue with the canopy.
This kit provides markings for two different aircraft The subjects are:
For those of you looking for the high end extinsive detail kit, this ain't it
This kit comes with 3 sprues molded in Gray plus the clear canopy/windscreen.
Engraved panel lines are shallow but effective,
The Wings in this kit are geared to open and close and the glove vanes extend with the wings in the "oversweep" position.
This kit provides markings one aircraft,
With the exception of the seats, this kit goes together very well. Fit issues are almost non existant and all the holes for the inderwing armament are pre-drilled. The decals are minimal with none of the stencil markings to apply.