AV-8A Harrier

By: Italeri

Type: Minis Box Set

Product Line: Model Kits - Aircraft/Helicopters (1:72) (Italeri)

MSRP $33.50


Product Info

Title
AV-8A Harrier
Publisher
Sub-category
Publish Year
2011
Dimensions
11.5x7.5x1.75"
NKG Part #
2147914162
MFG. Part #
ITA1410
Type
Minis Box Set
Age Range
14 Years and Up

Description

Skill Level 3.

The Harrier is probably the most famous aircraft with vertical/short takeoff and landing capabilities of military History. Designed and developed by the British manufacturer Hawker Siddeley in the sixties, it was largely used, in its various versions, by British Royal Air Force and Royal Navy. The United State Marine Corps showed a significant interest in the aircraft that could be the ideal answer the operating needs. The single-seat AV-8A was specifically developed for the USMC and entered service in 1971, in the Marines’ attack squadrons. The AV-8A was able to operate from the ground bases and from the converted amphibious assault ships. The AV-8A could successfully perform close support, ground attack and air defense duties. It was very appreciate by USMC in fact the AV-8A was fully integrated with the other landing vehicles and helicopters during the Amphibious assault operations.

Decals for 4 versions:

  • AV-8A, U.S. Marines VMA-513 "Flying Nightmares", M.C.A.S. Yuma, Arizona, 1976.
  • AV-8A, U.S. marines VMA 231 "Ace of Spades", M.C.A.S. Cherry Point, North Carolina, 1981
  • VA-1 "Matador", Spanish Navy, 8th Escadrilla, Rota AFB, Spain, 1980
  • AV-8S, Royal Thay navy, HTMS Chakri Naruebet, 1998

    Models are supplied unpainted and some assembly may be required.
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