Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Die-cast Model
AV-8B Harrier II Plus - VMA-311 “Tomcats”, USMC, King Abdul Aziz Base, Saudi Arabia, August 1990
1:72 Scale. Length: 7.75". Wingspan: 5"
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Limited production of approximately 600 models worldwide
USMC VMA-311 "Tomcats" received their first AV-8B Harrier in 1988 and in 1992 received the Night Attack AV-8Bs becoming a night attack squadron. VMA-311 took part in Operation Desert Shield, Operation Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom. During OIF the squadron flew over 550 sorties, dropped 77 tons of precision ordnance and eliminated 132 Iraqi tanks. AV-8B BuNo 163517 was delivered to VMA-311 in October 1988 as B-131. In 1999 163517 was SOC and parts were scavenged and with some new parts AV-8B II+ 165429 was created in 2000.Opening canopy
Detailed cockpit with a removable pilot figure
Realistic panel lines and antennas
Historically accurate printed graphics
Detachable weapons and external fuel tanks (drop tanks)
Optional extended landing gear
Box with opening cover panel and Harrier artwork
The first Harrier II was the AV-8B. In 1984 development of the AV-8B(NA) Night Attack Harriet II began with the addition of a NAVFLIR (Navigation Forward-Looking Infrared) camera in the nose along with night vision goggles. New multi-function displays were added as well as an improved heads-up display, color CRT display, and complete heads-down capability. This Harrier version also received additional counter-measure dispensers and Rolls-Royce Pegasus 11-61 vectored thrust turbofan engine.
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Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years