F-14A TOMCAT 159611

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For years there were rumors of a ghost F-14, one that had been written off by the U.S. government years ago. Locating this F-14 became MotoArt owner Dave Hall’s ultimate goal. Presenting the F-14A Tomcat PlaneTags.

The Grumman F-14 Tomcat is a carrier-based, supersonic fighter designed for fleet air defense, ground attack, and reconnaissance. They served with the U.S. Navy from 1972 to 2006 and were pivotal to the nation’s defense. Only 712 were built and 79 of them were bought by Iran before their 1979 revolution. In the years that followed, surplus F-14 parts were being sold to Iran, who had since become our adversary. The “Stop Arming Iran Act” made the chances of finding an F-14 very slim.

OUR PLANE'S STORY

Earlier this year, Hall’s quest to locate the rumored F-14 was fulfilled when a colleague invited him to check out some old planes he had in storage. As he showed Hall his collection of cockpits - a few of which were used in films and television - one tucked away in the very back caught Hall’s eye. Could this be the F-14 that had eluded him for years?

After weeks of researching the plane’s history, the team confirmed that Hall had in fact located the elusive F-14. The research revealed that BuNo 159611 had been delivered to the U.S. Navy on September 7,1975, served most of its career with the Navy’s Pacific Fleet Replacement Squadron and acted as VF-24’s Commanding Officer Richard Vance’s F-14 before being struck off charge April 30,1994 at Point Mugu. Although retired from the Navy, BuNo 159611 found another calling in Hollywood. It was used in Surface to Air (1998), JAG (1995–2005), and most recently used by Paramount Pictures for the filming of Top Gun: Maverick. Read the full story on our PlaneTags blog.

 

MotoArt was able to save its original skin and create an incredible heirloom that honors and celebrates the mighty F-14 Tomcat, more specifically BuNo 159611. Add one to your collection today.

 



F-14A TOMCAT-# 159611

    

Characteristics:

  • Manufacturer: Grumman Corporation
  • BuNo: 159611
  • Crew: 2 (Pilot and radar intercept officer)
  • Wing Span(unswept): 64 ft 1.5 in
  • Wing Span(swept): 38 ft 2.5 in
  • Length: 62 ft 8 in
  • Height: 16 ft o in

Performance:

  • Range: 1730 NM
  • Cruise Speed: 550 kts
  • Ceiling: 55.000 ft
  • Empty Weight: 40.104 lb
  • Max Takeoff Weight: 72,000 lb
  • Rate of Climb: 30,000 ft / min
  • Engine: 2X Pratt & Whitney TF-30-P-414A Turbofans, 20,900 lb Static Thrust Each

DISCLAIMER

Perfect Aviation Gift

PlaneTags are: 

  • Authentic - made from actual retired aircraft fuselage, not merely stamped metal. 
  • Unique -  each PlaneTag bears the color, thickness, and wear and tear from the portion of the fuselage from which it was cut and it is therefore rare to create two identical PlaneTags. 
  • Collectible - each one is numbered in a limited edition and comes attached to a display card. 
  • Versatile - comes with a durable metal ring, strong enough to attach to luggage or keys or display.

 

Fighter PlaneTags

The F-14 Tomcat is in great company. Take a look at a few of the esteemed fighters MotoArt has had the honor of working with:


*Important Notice – Please Read Carefully

PlaneTags are made from actual retired aircraft fuselage, not merely stamped metal. Because PlaneTags are made from real fuselage, each PlaneTag bears the color, thickness, and wear and tear from the portion of the fuselage from which it was cut and it is therefore rare to create two identical PlaneTags. These variations and imperfections are not product flaws. They are part of the beauty of PlaneTags. As a result, you will not have an option to select the color of your PlaneTag. The images on this website are provided for reference only and should not be used as the sole basis for choosing a particular PlaneTag.

Caution: Not recommended for children under 8 years of age. This product contains chemical-based paint which may cause respiratory irritation if ingested or inhaled in large quantities. Keep out of mouth.

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    LW
    02/18/2024
    Logan W.
    United States United States

    Talk to me Goose!

    Absolutely love love love this release. So many awesome variations and such a rich history in the aircraft. Love Topgun and am thrilled to have a piece of it!

    YG
    02/15/2024
    Yuri G.
    United States United States

    The Final Countdown tag.

    HOW WAS YOUR OVERALL EXPERIENCE? F-14A TOMCAT #4,195 of 5,000 BuNo159611 Well, to be honest my wallet was hurt, a bit. I got the green the tag, and it's very thin, almost paper thin. For what I got on metal, and what I paid for it, feels like I got some sort precious/rare metal from out of space. And that's exactly what I got. There are not that many F-14 airframes around, this tag is a rare catch/opportunity. With this tag you can talk aviation, movies and Beauty. You can play/do touch and goes or get serious and grab that Zero/Japanese tag for an aerial encounter, like on the movie The Final Count Down.

    RO
    02/13/2024
    RYUICHIRO O.
    Japan Japan

    My number one favorite.!

    I'm very happy with it, the honeycomb on the back is great.! Cutting it looks like a lot of work.! Thank you for providing the product!

    MZ
    02/13/2024
    Marcus Z.
    Australia Australia

    Perfect PlaneTag to start the collection!

    Words couldnt describe my excitement as I opened up my mail to see one of my very first planetags! This tag is amazing in person, and the story behind it is even better!

    KZ
    02/09/2024
    Kim Z.
    Singapore Singapore

    LOVE THE TOMCAT !

    One of my favourite planes and thank you MA for this stunning release. Got the Exterior!

    TL
    02/08/2024
    Tony L.
    United States United States

    Have 2 love 2

    On top of having this one in in interior green, I have an exterior pet tag that gets used daily by my AIM-54C Named tripod cat Phoenix. We both love our tags and will continue to enjoy them for years to come

    C
    02/08/2024
    Codie.c
    United States United States

    Loving a piece of history.

    Been in a military family since birth and having a father that brought me on base all the time to meet aircraft face to face has been incredible. From sitting in f-18's to taking home my own uh1y door and hanging it in my room. I always wanted to see an f-14 but was born to late, still I love it and this piece was my first and my most loved

    C
    02/08/2024
    Codie.c
    United States United States

    Loving history I missed.

    Been in a military family since birth and having a father that brought me on base all the time to meet aircraft face to face has been incredible. From sitting in f-18's to taking home my own uh1y door and hanging it in my room. I always wanted to see an f-14 but was born to late, still I love it and this piece was my first and my most loved.

    J
    02/07/2024
    J
    United States United States

    Another great tag for an incredible airplane

    Love this airplane and its maneuverability. When we saw this tag we had to have it in the exterior gray. Beautiful!

    J
    02/07/2024
    James
    Canada Canada

    Classic Movie History

    Everyone knows the movie, and everyone knows its sequel so now's the chance to own a piece of it.

    RK
    02/07/2024
    Ryan K.
    United States United States

    "Jester's Dead"

    Being introduced to the F-14, via the feature film Top Gun, the Tomcat has been a longtime childhood favorite of mine. To own a piece of aviation history that was also featured in Top Gun Maverick is a joy. MotoArt did a phenomenal job with quality, attention to detail, and a stellar deep engraving on the Exterior Grey variant that is mind-blowing. It is easily one of the coolest tags I own and worth checking out!

    PS
    02/06/2024
    Perry S.
    United States United States

    Incredible piece!

    I splurged for the exterior skin and I couldn’t be happier I did. I’ve always loved the F14 and grew up watching Top Gun. Interesting fact…my grandparents were neighbors to one of the writers of the original. Knowing this piece is attached in someway to the franchise is cool, but more importantly, is a great piece of aviation history. Buy it. You won’t regret it.

    S
    02/06/2024
    Sarah
    Australia Australia

    Super cool!

    While this tag is more than I normally would spend, it was well worth it. The Tomcat is legendary so really cool that I have the opportunity to own a piece!

    B
    02/06/2024
    Ben
    United States United States

    I feel the need... the need for SPEED!

    Easy ordering process and fast shipping! Great addition to my flight bag. An awesome gift for any fan!

    B
    02/06/2024
    Ben
    United States United States

    I feel the need... the need for SPEED!

    Awesome ordering experience and fast shipping! I added this tag to my flight bag. Ordered a second tag as a gift for a friend!

    JW
    01/02/2024
    Jiyuan W.
    Canada Canada

    Danger Zone!

    Love this tag so much! Looking for the next purchase.

    FL
    05/15/2023
    Frances L.
    United States United States

    Great

    Easy to order and arrived quickly, my husband loved them. We will be shopping from here again in the future.

    JF
    05/05/2023
    Jiu f.
    China China

    Perfect

    The Tomcat planetags are good, but the most what I want to have is an F117 tag. Hahahaha

    AS
    05/02/2023
    Agnes S.
    Germany Germany

    Der Wahnsinn

    Ich bin total begeistert. Es ist ein tolles Gefühl ein Stück einer echten Tomcat zu besitzen. Danke Planetags. Ihr glaubt gar nicht, was ihr mir für eine riesen Freude gemacht habt.

    ML
    05/01/2023
    Matthew L.
    Canada Canada

    F-14 Tags

    The F-14 tags were a childhood dream come true. Not only does this piece of history bring a smile to my face daily but the staff and professionalism of the company is second to none. Well done.

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