F-14D Super Tomcat
HobbyBoss 1/72 scale model for mounting and painting
The F-14 Tomcat followed a history of "Cats" in the military.
The F4F Wildcat and the F6F Hellcat that fought in the skies years before the Tomcat ever bit the air.
In the late 1960's, the US Navy dropped its TFX program, and decided to focus on an aircraft dedicated to fleet defense.