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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series HA2624
BAe AV-8B Harrier II Diecast Model
USMC VMA-231 Ace of Spades, CG01, King Abdul Aziz AB, Saudi Arabia, Operation Desert Storm, February 1991

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


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On November 18, 1988 AV-8B 163662 was delivered to the VMA-542 "Tigers" as B-137 and in 1990 transferred to VMA-231 "Ace of Spades". In 1991 the unit deployed to Saudi Arabia. AV-8B 163662 belonged to the VMA-231 CO Lt Col 'Rusty' Jones. By the end of ODS the aircraft had flown 54 combat sorties and returned to MCAS Cherry Point in March 1991. There each aircraft received mission markings and two lines in Arabic "Free Kuwait" on the port side. In 2002 163662 parts were used to create AV-8B Harrier II+ 165586.

BAe AV-8B Harrier II

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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