HA2630 Hobbymaster AV-8B Harrier II Plus BuNo 165581, VMA-311, USMC, Afghanistan 2013

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Hobbymaster 1/72nd scale
HA2630
AV-8B Harrier II
Plus BuNo 165581
VMA-311
USMC
Afghanistan
2013

RRP £102.00

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Hobbymaster 1/72nd scale HA2630 AV-8B Harrier II Plus BuNo 165581, VMA-311, USMC, Afghanistan 2013. 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 defence 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.

Constructed as AV-8B-10 163176 it completed its maiden flight on October 6, 1987. On October 29, 1987 the aircraft was assigned to VMA-513 at MCAS Iwakuni, Japan. Over the next 13 years this aircraft change units several times before transferring to VMA-311 MCAS Yuma, Arizona in February 2000 where in June 2000 it was Struck Off Charge (SOC) and rebuilt. The rebuild meant a new Bu. No 165581. In 2013 165581 went back to VMA-311 and deployed to Camp Bastion, Afghanistan where it sustained $3.9 million in damages during a landing accident.

RRP £102.00

Weight 650 g
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Model Code: HA2630

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