558884 Herpa Grumman F-14A Tomcat – VF-114 “Aardvarks”, U.S.S. Enterprise

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558884
Herpa 1/200th scale
Grumman F-14A Tomcat
VF-114 "Aardvarks"
U.S.S. Enterprise

RRP  £39.00

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Herpa 1/200th scale 558884 Grumman F-14A Tomcat – VF-114 “Aardvarks”, U.S.S. Enterprise. Available to pre-order at Flying Tigers.

 

Due to the similarity between the F-4 Phantom and an aardvark, VF-114´s nickname originated during the time it operated that type. Later, in the 1980s, VF-114 and its Tomcats were stationed aboard USS Enterprise.

The Grumman F-14 Tomcat is an American supersonic, twin-engine, two-seat, twin-tail, variable-sweep wing fighter aircraft. The Tomcat was developed for the United States Navy’s Naval Fighter Experimental (VFX) program after the collapse of the F-111B project. The F-14 was the first of the American teen-series fighters, which were designed incorporating air combat experience against MiG fighters during the Vietnam War.

The F-14 first flew in December 1970 and made its first deployment in 1974 with the U.S. Navy aboard USS Enterprise (CVN-65), replacing the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II. The F-14 served as the U.S. Navy’s primary maritime air superiority fighter, fleet defence interceptor, and tactical aerial reconnaissance platform into the 1990s. The Low Altitude Navigation and Targeting Infrared for Night (LANTIRN) pod system were added in the 1990s and the Tomcat began performing precision ground-attack missions.

In the 1980s F-14s were used as land-based interceptors by the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force during the Iran–Iraq War, where they saw combat against Iraqi warplanes. Iranian F-14s reportedly shot down at least 160 Iraqi aircraft during the war, while only 12 to 16 Tomcats were lost; at least half of these losses were due to accidents.

The Tomcat was retired from the U.S. Navy’s active fleet on 22 September 2006, having been supplanted by the Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet. The F-14 remains in service with the Iranian Air Force, having been exported to Iran in 1976.

RRP  £39.00

Weight 750 g
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Model Code: 558884

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1/200th Scale Section, Herpa Wings 1/200th scale Diecast, Herpa Wings Military, Herpa Wings Military 1/200th scale, Military Aviation