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Crew - 1

Dimensions
Length - 46 ft 4 in   (14.12 m)
Wingspan - 30 ft 4 in   (9.25 m)
Height - 11 ft 8 in   (3.56 m)
Wing area - 343 ft²   (22.6 m²)

Weights
Empty - 12,500 lb   (5,700 kg)
Loaded – 15,703 lb   (7,123 kg)
Maximum Takeoff -
VTO 18,950 lb   (8,595 kg)
STO 31,000 lb   (14,016 kg)

Powerplant
1× Rolls-Royce Pegasus Mk. 105 turbofan with four thrust vectored exhaust nozzles,
21,750 lb (96.7 kN)
Performance
Maximum speed - 662 mph   (1,065 km/h)
Combat radius - 300 nmi   (556 km)
Ferry range - 2,015 mi   ( 3,242.8 km )
Service ceiling - 50,000 ft   (15,000 m)
Rate of climb - 14,715 ft/min   (74.8 m/s)

Armament
Guns
2 × 30 mm (1.18 in) ADEN cannon pods under the fuselage (no longer fitted)
Hardpoints
8× under-wing pylon stations (pylon 3 & 6 are meant only for Air-to-air missiles) holding
up to 8,000 lb   (3,650 kg) of payload
Rockets
4 × LAU-5003 rocket pods (each with 19× CRV7 70 mm rockets)
or
4 × Matra rocket pods (each with 18× SNEB 68 mm rockets)
Missiles
Air-to-air missile -
6 × AIM-9 Sidewinders
or
6 × AIM-132 ASRAAMs
Air-to-surface missile -
4 × AGM-65 Maverick
or
6 × Brimstone missiles
Bombs
A variety of air-to-ground ordnance such as the Paveway II/Paveway III/Paveway IV
series of Laser-guided bombs
Or
unguided iron bombs (including 3 kg and 14 kg practice bombs)
Others
2 × auxiliary drop tanks for ferry flight or extended range/loitering time
or
reconnaissance pods (such as the Joint Reconnaissance Pod)
Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
HA2601
BAe Harrier II GR. 7, RAF No. 4 Squadron ZG859/91
Kuwait, Spring 2003, "Operation Telic"
Die-cast metal.
Superb detailing in 1/72 scale.
Pre-painted with pad applied markings.
Fully assembled.
Weapons that are not permanently attached.
Comes with crew figure.
Display stand included.
Option to display model with wheels up or down.
Minimum use of plastic.


The GR.7 series is part of the second generation of Harriers and replaced the older GR.
3. This variant is quite similar to the American designed AV-8B but is built under license
and equipped with RAF specific navigation and defense systems and added under-wing
pylons. The GR.7 is capable of carrying twice the load of the GR.3 or the same load
twice as far. The GR.7 first flew in 1989 and entered service in 1990. Of the 96 GR.7
Harriers belonging to the RAF 62 originally were GR.5s that were upgraded to GR.7s.



RAF No. 4 Squadron was formed in 1912 as part of the Royal Flying Corps. In the spring
of 2003 they were sent as part of a 30 Harrier pool to take part in “Operation Telic”, the
British name for “Iraqi Freedom”. They were stationed at Ahmed al Jaber Air Base and
were tasked with close air support and reconnaissance duties. Another role the Harriers
were given was the destruction of Iraqi mobile Scud launchers.
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