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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series HA2622
BAe AV-8B Harrier II Plus Diecast Model
USMC VMA-311 Tomcats, WL51, USS Peleliu, February 2012

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
BAe AV-8B Harrier II Plus   7.75"   5"

VMF-311 was established on December 1, 1942 and re-designated VMA-311 in 1957. On November 22, 1988 AV-8B 163664 MSN 139 was delivered to VMA-311 "Tomcats" and took part in Desert Storm as well as Operation Desert Shield. In 2002 the wings, tail and various other parts were added to a new fuselage that would become an AV-8B Harrier II+ assigned a new BuNo. 165584 / MSN B321. VMA-311's home base is MCAS Yuma, Arizona and in February 2012 operated from USS Peleliu conducting deck landing qualifications during Iron Fist 2012.

BAe AV-8B Harrier II Plus

Designed to meet a NATO specification for a light tactical support fighter that was also capable of Vertical/Short Takeoff and Landing (V/STOL), the Harrier first flew in 1960. This unique aircraft has the distinction of being the only successful V/STOL design out of the many that were put forth during the 1960s. There are four different versions of the Harrier, which uses thrust vectoring to achieve V/STOL: the first generation Hawker Siddeley Harrier, the Naval strike/air defense BAE Sea Harrier, the US AV-8B Harrier II variant and the British BAE Harrier II. The Harrier was produced between 1969 and 2003.

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Hobby Master's 1:72 scale Harrier is a very well-executed model designed with great attention to detail and constructed almost entirely from diecast metal, with only a small amount of plastic. The configurable canopy provides an unobstructed view of the unusually detailed instrument panel. The turbofan can be clearly seen inside the engine intake, the elevators rotate in unison, and there are four independently positionable engine exhaust ports with small vectoring ports at the rear and on the wingtips. The series includes the US AV-8B variant and the UK GR.Mk 9, and each release features a variety of removable fuel tanks and ordnance.

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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series

The Hobby Master "1:72 Air Power Series" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft.

Hobby Master "1:72 Air Power Series" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Opening canopies, revealing detailed cockpit interiors.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
  • Accurately detailed underside with concealed screwheads.

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