|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.
VMA-513 “Flying Nightmares” was first commissioned as VMF-513 in February 1944. The
squadron transitioned to the AV-8A Harrier in 1970 and was re-designated VMA-513 in 1971. In
2001 they were the only squadron in the world to simultaneously use all three variants of the AV-
8B. VMA-513 was the first Harrier unit to drop a JDAM in combat, the first to use the LITENING II
targeting pod in combat and in 2007 the first squadron to fly MAG missions from a foreign ship.
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
Powerplant – (1) Rolls-Royce Pegasus 11-61 (F402-RR-408) (Mk 105) vectored-thrust
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)
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)
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)
Guns – (1) X GAU-12U "Equalizer" 25 mm (0.98 in) cannon with 300 rounds of
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).
Raytheon APG-65 pulse Doppler radar
|Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
AV-8B Harrier II Plus
BuNo 165006, VMA-513
NAS El Centro, California, November 2010
Superb detailing in 1/72 scale.
Pre-painted with pad applied markings.
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.
During manufacturing of Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
HA2616 AV-8B Harrier II Plus BuNo 165006, VMA-513 NAS El Centro, California,
November 2010 the strakes were inadvertently forgotten. These models were
shipped before the error was brought to light so if you already purchased this
model please send an email to [email protected] telling them you
purchased this model and the parts are missing. Also send your mailing
information and the parts will be sent to you at no charge. Hobby Master
apologizes for this inconvenience and thank you for your understanding and
patience. These parts are expected to be ready for shipping in about one week.
All distributors and retailers will be receiving these parts for models that are in
stock and will include them with the models when they are placed for sale again.
If you go to but this model make certain to ask the seller if the missing strakes
are included. If for some reason you don't get a reply from the email address I
supplied above please let me know and I will check into this.
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