This is my harrier. It's crappy but I'm proud of it.
I was inspired like most everyone else by the Shwartzenigger movie true lies. I armed It with 2 radar guided AIM-120 AMRAAM missles and 2 heat seeking AIM-9 Sidewinder missles. It has been retired from the Royal Nathanian Air force(RNAF)
The McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II is a family of second-generation vertical/short takeoff and landing or V/STOL jet multirole aircraft of the late 20th century. British Aerospace rejoined the project in the early 1980s, and it has been managed by Boeing/BAE Systems since the 1990s.
Developed from the earlier Hawker Siddeley Harriers, it is primarily used for light attack or multi-role tasks, typically operated from small aircraft carriers and large amphibious assault ship. Versions are used by several NATO countries, including the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, and the United States.
The aircraft is known as the AV-8B Harrier II in United States Marine Corps service and the Harrier GR7/GR9 in British service. Though it shares the designation letter-number with the earlier AV-8A/C Harrier, the AV-8B Harrier II was extensively redesigned by McDonnell Douglas. The AV-8A was a previous-generation Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR.1A procured for the US Marine Corps. These models are commonly referred to as the "Harrier Jump Jet".
Crew: 1 pilot
Length: 46 ft 4 in (14.12 m)
Wingspan: 30 ft 4 in (9.25 m)
Height: 11 ft 8 in (3.55 m)
Wing area: 243.4 ft² (22.61 m²)
Airfoil: supercritical airfoil
Empty weight: 13,968 lb (6,340 kg)
Loaded weight: 22,950 lb (10,410 kg)
Maximum speed: .89 Mach (662 mph, 1,070 km/h) at sea level
Range: 1,200 nm (1,400 mi, 2,200 km)
Combat radius: 300 nmi (556 km)
Ferry range: 1,800 nmi (3,300 km)
Rate of climb: 14,700 ft/min (4,485 m/min)
Wing loading: 94.29 lb/ft² (460.4 kg/m²)
Guns: 1× GAU-12U "Equalizer" 25 mm cannon (left pod) and 300 rounds of ammunition (right pod) (American/Spanish/Italian configuration)
Hardpoints: 7 with a capacity of 13,200 lb (STOVL) of stores, including iron bombs, cluster bombs, napalm canisters, laser-guided bombs, AGM-65 Maverick or AGM-84 Harpoon missiles, a LITENING targeting pod, up to four AIM-9 Sidewinder or similar-sized infrared-guided missiles. Radar equipped AV-8B+ variants can carry up to four AIM-120 AMRAAM missiles. An upgrade program is currently fitting airframes with wiring and software to employ 1760 bus based weapons “smart weapons” (i.e.JDAM),
P.S. Most Of My Missles are different even if they are of the same designation
Hey, not bad. This is entirely personal preference, but I like working on a bigger scale (say about 1 foot = 1 stud, or three studs to a meter), as it allows for landing gear that tucks away, the sloped wings, that type of stuff. Of course you run out of pieces faster too... Anyway, all things considered this looks pretty good. Nice! -- -- Michael