A multirole combat aircraft, the Grumman F-14 Tomcat was introduced into the U.S. Navy in 1974. It was the first of the teen-fighter series, developed using expertise gained from dogfights with Soviet MiGs during the Vietnam War. Though it remains in service in Iran, it was retired from active U.S. duty in 2006, replaced by the F/A-18E Super Hornet.
Part of Air Force 1's Smithsonian Series, this 1/144 scale, die cast model is a reproduction of an F-14 that flew with the VF-31 "Tomcatters." It features the recognizable Felix the Cat VF-31 insignia on the tail, engraved surface details, a glazed canopy, a well-equipped cockpit, authentic markings, and a display stand. Measures approximately 5" long with a 4½" wingspan.