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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
HA2608
AV-8B Harrier
US Marines VMA-223 "Bulldogs"
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 AV-8B II + is the second generation of Harriers. Using its VSTOL (Vertical 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 II + can be used in offensive or defensive roles. Now with air-borne radar the AV-8B II
+ can deliver its ordnance day or night. The AV-8B II + can be air refueled allowing it to
be deployed for extended periods.


USMC VMA-223 is a squadron that flies AV-8B Harriers. Their mission is to provide
offensive as well as defensive air support for Marine personnel and equipment. VMA-
223 “Bulldogs” was commissioned on May 1, 1942 and their first aircraft was the
Brewster F2A Buffalo. In 1965 VMA-223 and their A-4 Skyhawks were sent to Chu Lai,
South Vietnam. They were tasked with providing air support for allied ground forces.
They were stationed in South Vietnam for five and a half years and flew a total of 32,000
flight hours. In October 1987 the Bulldogs transitioned to their McDonnell Douglas AV-
8B Harrier II. Then in December 1993 the Bulldogs took delivery of the AV-8B II +.
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