Sea Harrier FA.2 - HMS Invincible 1995 - 1/72 Scale Diecast Metal Model by Hobby Master
1:72 Scale Diecast Metal – Sea Harrier Royal Navy - HMS Invincible – 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 cannon, 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.
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. The box measures 8 inches by 8 inches by 3.5 inches.
The box measures 8 inches by 8 inches by 3.5 inches.
The British Aerospace Sea Harrier is a naval short take-off and vertical landing/vertical take-off and landing jet fighter, reconnaissance and attack aircraft; the second member of the Harrier Jump Jet family developed. It first entered service with the Royal Navy in April 1980 as the Sea Harrier FRS1 and became informally known as the "Shar". Unusual in an era in which most naval and land-based air superiority fighters were large and supersonic, the principal role of the subsonic Sea Harrier was to provide air defence for Royal Navy task groups centred around the aircraft carriers.