Hobbymaster 1/72nd scale HA2627 AV-8B Harrier II Plus 1-19, Marina Militare, North Arabian Sea, 2002 “Operation Eduring Freedom”. Buy online now at Flying Tigers.
The GR.7 series is part of the second generation of Harriers and replaced the older GR.3. This variant is quite similar to the American designed AV-8B but is built under license and equipped with RAF specific navigation and defense systems and added under-wing pylons. The GR.7 is capable of carrying twice the load of the GR.3 or the same load twice as far. The GR.7 first flew in 1989 and entered service in 1990. Of the 96 GR.7 Harriers belonging to the RAF 62 originally were GR.5s that were upgraded to GR.7s.