Author Topic: McDonnell Douglas AV-8X Harrier III  (Read 773 times)

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McDonnell Douglas AV-8X Harrier III
« on: May 25, 2018, 03:55:15 AM »
Here is what I am starting with. Pictures once I have made some progress.

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Re: McDonnell Douglas AV-8X Harrier III
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2018, 04:31:38 AM »
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Re: McDonnell Douglas AV-8X Harrier III
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2018, 05:12:34 AM »
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Re: McDonnell Douglas AV-8X Harrier III
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2018, 02:11:23 AM »
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Re: McDonnell Douglas AV-8X Harrier III
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2018, 02:23:19 AM »
Be interesting to see your take on it.  I've seen some of McDD's concepts and I am sorely tempted to try and model one with radar.

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Re: McDonnell Douglas AV-8X Harrier III
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2018, 02:31:58 AM »
Be interesting to see your take on it.  I've seen some of McDD's concepts and I am sorely tempted to try and model one with radar.

You are 1/3rd of the way there Evan!  I have two more upgrades. You can sign my NDA if you want.  ;)
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Re: McDonnell Douglas AV-8X Harrier III
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2018, 02:53:46 AM »
Sure, why not?  I'm just a simple, old, retired engineer these days. ;)

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Re: McDonnell Douglas AV-8X Harrier III
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2018, 08:40:20 AM »
You could use an F-18 nose for a radar version. This below would pretty much fit right onto a Harrier

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Re: McDonnell Douglas AV-8X Harrier III
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2018, 10:07:41 AM »
In the RW there is the Harrier II Plus which has an APG-65 radar. It is based on the Night Attack variant.



The FA2 has Blue Vixen Pulse-Doppler radar and the AIM-120 AMRAAM missile.



Since I have neither kit in the stash I will improvise.

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Re: McDonnell Douglas AV-8X Harrier III
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2018, 01:11:03 PM »
I have at least one AV-8B+ in the stash along with a spare Sea Harrier FA.2 radome and my Harrier FG.11 is going to have that radome with the Blue Vixen radar replacing the AN/APG-65(V) radar of the AV-8B+.

In addition to the fuselage changes McDD proposed for the Harrier III (and Pegasus, heart of the Harrier details those in passing and they match rough pictures I have), I will be adding the trialed wingtip Sidewinder, or equivalent, rails and perhaps add mitered rear nozzles, too.  Internal, and unseen changes would include an uprated Pegasus (the referenced book makes it clear that further uprating was still possible) as well as a variant of the Super Hornet's AESA radar.

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Re: McDonnell Douglas AV-8X Harrier III
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2018, 03:24:41 AM »
Since Evan has hacked my home network firewall and then bypassed my 2048 Bit organic brain encryption where I keep all my X-Files I guess I will have to share some progress photos of the "X" before Evan takes over my body.  ;)

Now you know why it is an X.

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Re: McDonnell Douglas AV-8X Harrier III
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2018, 03:50:41 AM »
Interesting.  Are the booms projecting forward part of the build or simply to support it?
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Re: McDonnell Douglas AV-8X Harrier III
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2018, 04:31:33 AM »
Seeing shades of this in the build too:

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Re: McDonnell Douglas AV-8X Harrier III
« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2018, 04:32:41 AM »
Interesting.  Are the booms projecting forward part of the build or simply to support it?

Just some sprue pieces to support it.
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Re: McDonnell Douglas AV-8X Harrier III
« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2018, 04:36:07 AM »
Of course if you want to go really radical:

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