1:72 Scale Diecast Metal – McDonnell Douglass / Boeing AV-8B Harrier II Plus – Length: 8" Wingspan: 5.25”
This Harrier model is single seat and includes a pilot figure. The cockpit can be positioned in the opened or closed position.
The landing gear is optional, one can select to display the landing gear in its extended position or to cover the wheel wells as in the inflight position.
This model includes a number of wing and fuselage attachments such as external cannons, a pair of air-to-air missiles, a pair of air-to-ground missiles, a smart bomb and a targeting pod.
The Thrust nozzles and pivot to different positions.
A plastic stand where the model can be attached for display is included. The stand however is not compatible with the external cannons, they interfere with each other (there is not enough space for both of them at the same time).
One has to be VERY CAREFUL when using the stand, as a couple of pieces/adaptors are needed to mate the plane to the actual stand. These different pieces don't seem to fit tight enough to hold the plane securely. (I would really suggest to glue the attachments together, just to be sure. The mating of the plane and the attachment does NOT need glue).
The maker of the model, Hobby Master, really did a good job with the model, the panel lines and details are very crisp and one can see the little dots that represent the rivets holding down the panels.
This is really a "no-play" model or a "display-only" model. It is mostly metal and very heavy. It also has a number of antennas which look great but are very fragile. If you have small kids that like to play with your models, save yourself some frustration (and money) and wait till later to get a model like this one. The box is labeled as not suitable for children under 14.
VMA0231, Cherry Point MCAS, Havelock, Marines.
The box measures 8 inches by 8 inches by 3.5 inches.
The McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) AV-8B Harrier II is a single-engine ground-attack aircraftthat constitutes the second generation of the Harrier Jump Jet family. Capable of vertical or short takeoff and landing (V/STOL), the aircraft was designed in the late 1970s as an Anglo-American development of the British Hawker Siddeley Harrier, the first operational V/STOL aircraft. Named after a bird of prey, it is primarily employed on light attack or multi-role missions, ranging fromclose air support of ground troops to armed reconnaissance. The AV-8B is used by the United States Marine Corps (USMC), the Spanish Navy, and the Italian Navy. A variant of the AV-8B, theBritish Aerospace Harrier II, was developed for the British military, while another, the TAV-8B, is a dedicated two-seat trainer.