The AV-8B Harrier II is ideally suited to Marine aviation because of its capability to operate from forward areas. This is due to the aircraft's unique ability to take off and land within a very small area and on almost any type of surface. Likewise, it can easily operate from small helicopter carriers and amphibious assault ships. Based on the British Harrier, the American AV-8B Harrier II is a much improved design when compared to the original "jump jet". The U.S. version utilizes a more powerful British Rolls Royce Pegasus 11-61 Turbofan engine, and it has a larger and stronger wing than the previous AV-8A. The reinforced wing and uprated engine permit the AV-8B to carry more ordnance than the earlier Harrier version, and a 25-mm GAU-12/A Equalizer cannon can be mounted under the fuselage. In Operation Iraqi Freedom, AV-8B Harriers operated from assault ships and land bases to support Marine units on the ground.
McD'l/Douglas AV-8B Harrier
Balsa wood scale model static display kit, beautifully detailed replica.
A beautifully engineered kit of the McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier. Laser cut with tons of detail.
McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier with over 160 detail laser cut parts will have beginners astonished by the ease of construction, while experienced modelers will appreciate the quality materials and precision laser cut parts. This kit is just one of many selections representing exciting models that captures the best model aviation has to offer. Besides offering the cleanest laser cuts and most comprehensive plans of any free flight kit we provide many other quality features. Hand Selected Balsa, Color Peel and Stick Decals, 9 inch Plastic Propeller, Full Size Plan, F.A.I. Rubber, Step by Step Instructions, Vacuum Molded Parts, Light Weight Colored Tissue