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Hobby Boss Aircraft 1/48 F-14A Tomcat Kit

Hobby Boss Aircraft 1/48 F-14A Tomcat Kit

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Like the F-111B, the F-14A uses variable geometry wings to allow for maximum lift during launch and recovery from the deck while still achieving Mach 2+ intercepts in defense of the fleet. Unlike the F-111B, the Tomcat was agile in a dogfight, though its TF30 engines were just not powerful enough to sustain high-performance maneuvers for very long. This was later fixed with the replacement of the TF30 with the F110 engines on the F-14B/D.
The only country to operate the F-14 outside of the USN is Iran. While US operations of the F-14 never accumulated the combat records of the F-15, the Iranians used the Tomcat to its fullest extent and not only fired the Phoenix in anger (which the US has not done), but when they ran out of AIM-54s, they began carrying HAWK missiles instead!
  • Nicely detailed GRU-7 ejection seats w/photo-etched seatbelts/harnesses
  • Nicely detailed cockpit
  • Positionable canopy
  • Positionable boarding steps and ladders
  • Positionable radome
  • AWG-9 radar under the radome
  • Positionable port side avionics bay door with bay details
  • Positionable gun bay door w/M61 Vulcan gun inside
  • Positionable leading edge slats
  • Positionable training edge flaps
  • Positionable glove vanes
  • Positionable stabilators
  • Positionable speed brakes
  • Movable wings
  • Positionable air refueling probe
  • Two complete TF-30 engines
  • Intake ramps molded in closed (supersonic) position
  • Choice of open or closed afterburner nozzles for both engines
  • Choice of AIM-54 or AIM-7 glove pylon adapters
  • Choice of normal or 'squat' nosegear strut
  • Rubber tires

For external options:

  • 2 x AIM-9L
  • 4 x AIM-7
  • 6 x AIM-54
  • 1 x TARPS pod (not used in this build)
  • 2 x external fuel tanks

Markings are provided for two examples:

  • F-14A, BuNo 159008, VF-32, AB/200, USS John F Kennedy, CAG's aircraft
  • F-14A, BuNo 160379, VF-41, AJ/100, USS Nimitz, CAG's aircraft

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