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F-14A Tomcat
"Foxbat Scare"

by Tom Cooper


Revell-Monogram's 1/48 scale F-14A Tomcat is available online from Squadron




F-14A-15-GR BuAerNo.160322, 3-6024
Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force
81st Tactical Fighter Squadron/81st Tactical Fighter Wing
Khatami AB, 1980

This “Tomcat” became known as the “Foxbat Scare” already early in its career. It was one of two Iranian “Tomcats” that intercepted a Soviet MiG-25RBS high over the Caspian Sea, in October 1978, and tracked it for two minutes will full system lock-on, while the Soviet pilot was giving his best to escape. Following this interception, no Soviet reconnaissance aircraft entered the Iranian airspace for ten years. 3-6024 went on to see extensive service with the 81st TFS during the war with Iraq, and was credited with destruction of several Iraqi fighters, including at least one Mirage F.1EQ. It currently remains in service with 81st TFW, following recent major overhaul at Iranian Aircraft Industries. 

Art. TC-24
Size 30x40 cm
Size 11.8"x15,7"

Artwork Tom Cooper, Graphic Ugo Crisponi  http://www.aviationgraphic.com

This print can be purchased through AVIATIONGRAPHIC.COM


Model, Images and Text Copyright © 2006 by Tom Cooper via Ugo Crisponi
Page Created 29 December, 2006
Last Updated 21 February, 2007

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