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Specifications for the AV-8B+ (Harrier II Plus)

Developed by - Boeing, BAE Systems, and Rolls Royce

Operators – USMC, Italian Navy, Spanish Navy

Crew – (1) pilot

Performance
Powerplant – (1) Rolls-Royce Pegasus 11-61 (F402-RR-408) (Mk 105) vectored-thrust
turbofan engine,
23,500 lbf (105 kN)
Maximum speed @ sea level - .89 Mach   (662 mph)   (1,070 km/h)
Range – 1,200 nm   (1,400 mi)   (2,200 km)
Combat radius - 300 nmi   (556 km)
Ferry range - 1,800 nmi   (3,300 km)
Rate of climb - 14,700 ft/min   (4,485 m/min)

Dimensions
Length - 46 ft 4 in   (14.12 m)
Wingspan - 30 ft 4 in   (9.25 m)
Height - 11 ft 8 in   (3.55 m)
Wing area - 243.4 ft²   (22.61 m²)

Weight
Empty - 13,968 lb   (6,340 kg)
Loaded - 22,950 lb   (10,410 kg)
Max takeoff –
Rolling /  31,000 lb   (14,100 kg)
Vertical /  20,755 lb   (9,415 kg)


Armament
Guns – (1) X GAU-12U "Equalizer" 25 mm (0.98 in) cannon with 300 rounds of
ammunition.
Hardpoints – (7)  capable of carrying up to 13,200 lb (STOVL) of ordnance such as iron
bombs, cluster bombs, napalm canisters, laser-guided bombs, AGM-65 Maverick or
AGM-84 Harpoon missiles, Sea Eagle missiles, a LITENING targeting pod, up to (4) AIM-
9 Sidewinder or similar-sized infrared-guided missiles, up to (4) AIM-120 AMRAAM
missiles, as well as new “Smart Weapons” such as JDAM (Joint Direct Attack Munition).

Avionics
Raytheon APG-65 pulse Doppler radar
Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
HA2603
AV-8B+ Harrier II   
VMA-214 "Black Sheep"
Commander's Aircraft
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 figures.Display stand included.
Option to display model with wheels up or down.
Minimum use of plastic.


and Short Take Off Landing) abilities the Harrier is capable of using almost any surface
to attack and destroy air or ground targets. Armed with conventional or specific weapons
the AV-8B+ can be used in offensive or defensive roles. Now with air-borne radar the
AV-8B+ can deliver its ordnance day or night. The AV-8B+ can be air refueled allowing it
to be deployed for extended periods.

VMA-214 was originally commissioned in early 1942 as VMF-214 the “Swashbucklers”.
In August 1943 the squadron was renamed the “Black Sheep’ when it came under the
command of the infamous Colonel Gregory “Pappy” Boyington. On July 9 1957
VMF-214 became VMA-214. In September 1987 the squadron moved to MCAS Yuma
Arizona and is attached to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (3rd MAW). In June 1989
VMA-214 retired their A-4M aircraft for the new AV-8B Harriers and in June 1993 the first
AV-8B Harrier II arrived.
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