Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model
AV-8 B Harrier II Plus – #165354, VMA-542 "Tigers", USS Wasp, USMC, 2016
1:72 Scale. Length: 7.75". Wingspan: 5"
Limited production of approximately 600 models worldwide
Formed as VMF (N)-542 “Tigers” on March 6, 1944 the unit underwent several re-designations before becoming VMA-542 on January 12, 1972 when it was reactivated and equipped with the AV-8A Harrier. In 1974 VMA-542 moved to MCAS Cherry Point, North Carolina and now also equipped with the AV-8C Harrier. 1986 with the transition to the AV-8B Harrier II Plus VMA-542 saw the end of the AV-8A/C. VMA-542 spent most of 2016 on the carrier USS Wasp when on September 22, 2016 AV-8B Harrier II 165354 crashed on departure with the pilot safely ejecting.Opening canopy
Detailed cockpit with removable pilot figure
Realistic panel lines
Historically accurate printed markings
Detachable weapons and fuel tanks (drop tanks)
Optional extended landing gear
Box with opening cover panel and AV-8 Harrier artwork
The AV-8B Harrier II Plus is the second-generation Vertical and/or Short Take-Off and Landing (V/STOL) ground-attack aircraft operated by the U.S. Marine Corps. It is primarily used for light attack or multi-role tasks, typically operated from smaller carriers and large amphibious assault ships. The British Harrier GR7/GR9 are operated by the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy.
Hobby Master offers a wide selection of quality, pre-assembled, diecast model airplanes. Each model is crafted to a high level of accuracy using specifications of the original aircraft. They are constructed with precision-made diecast metal and some plastic components.
This model of an AV-8 Harrier II Plus features:
Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14