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Re: Harrier/Harrier II (AV-8...) Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2013, 10:22:40 AM »
I hear you.  Have a GR.5 planned as a AJ.38
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Re: Harrier/Harrier II (AV-8...) Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #16 on: February 24, 2013, 09:40:05 AM »
Gr.7/9 with a Blue Vixen radar, AIM-120's, and in service with Sweden in Splinter cammo.   

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Re: Harrier/Harrier II (AV-8...) Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #17 on: February 24, 2013, 11:36:45 AM »
Gr.7/9 with a Blue Vixen radar, AIM-120's, and in service with Sweden in Splinter cammo.   
Fit the basic nose of the AV-8B+ for at least some similarity with the proposed version of the AV-8B+ to the FAA.  It had the B+'s AN/APG-65 but I could see it fitted with a modified Blue Vixen, too, and carrying AIM-132's in place of Sidewinders.  Perhaps later adding a capability for Meteor BVRAAMs.

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Re: Harrier/Harrier II (AV-8...) Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #18 on: February 24, 2013, 12:19:31 PM »
1:48 sources for the missiles?
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Re: Harrier/Harrier II (AV-8...) Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #19 on: February 24, 2013, 12:21:39 PM »
1:48 sources for the missiles?

Which ones?
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Re: Harrier/Harrier II (AV-8...) Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #20 on: February 24, 2013, 12:25:07 PM »
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Sorry....AIM-132 and Meteors.
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Re: Harrier/Harrier II (AV-8...) Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #21 on: February 24, 2013, 12:31:23 PM »
If memory serves me correctly, there's a 1/48 Eurofighter kit out there that has a plethora of weapons with it, including both of these.  One of our co-conspirators here passed their 1/48 SOL resin Meteors on to me after getting that kit.  If it also has IRIS-T missiles, I could see a Norwegian radar-equipped Harrier with those and either AIM-120's or Meteors.

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Re: Harrier/Harrier II (AV-8...) Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #22 on: February 24, 2013, 12:31:45 PM »
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Sorry....AIM-132 and Meteors.

A 1/48 Revell GermanyTyphoon Single Seater will supply both (2 AIM-132s and4 Meteors I believe).  You can also buy each individually I believe (e.g. ozmods for the AIM-132s)
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Re: Harrier/Harrier II (AV-8...) Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #23 on: February 24, 2013, 12:36:53 PM »
:-\ :-[

Sorry....AIM-132 and Meteors.

A 1/48 Revell GermanyTyphoon Single Seater will supply both (2 AIM-132s and4 Meteors I believe).  You can also buy each individually I believe (e.g. ozmods for the AIM-132s)
I've got AIM-132s from Oz-Mods in other scales, so those are easily available.  Use 'em along with my resin Meteors on a Swedish Harrier, F-20, or severely upgraded Draken.

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Re: Harrier/Harrier II (AV-8...) Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #24 on: February 24, 2013, 12:40:03 PM »
Did the AN/APG-65 radar have any anti-shipping capability?
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Re: Harrier/Harrier II (AV-8...) Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #25 on: February 24, 2013, 12:50:43 PM »
Yes.
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Re: Harrier/Harrier II (AV-8...) Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #26 on: February 24, 2013, 12:54:55 PM »
Good.  Thanks.

There is a Hasegawa B+ kit in the stash already.   But I think it has the 65% LERX.

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Re: Harrier/Harrier II (AV-8...) Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #27 on: February 24, 2013, 01:01:33 PM »
AV-8A, stationed in Alaska, large drop tanks and Americanized Sea Eagles.   Or Greece.  Or Turkey.
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Re: Harrier/Harrier II (AV-8...) Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #28 on: February 25, 2013, 09:24:08 AM »
Good.  Thanks.

There is a Hasegawa B+ kit in the stash already.   But I think it has the 65% LERX.
There are plenty of aftermarket replacements for that.

I've got a 1/48 Av-8B+ that's going to be combined with AV-8B+ and GR.7 cockpit detailing sets to make a Harrier FGR.11 in FAA markings (204 Sqdn, I reckon).  Might do one as an operational one and one as a "showbird".

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Re: Harrier/Harrier II (AV-8...) Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #29 on: March 18, 2013, 08:12:37 AM »
Why did the first generation Harrier use fairly small auxiliary fuel tanks?  Weight restrictions?  Mission profile?   
 
Would fitment of somewhat enlarged tanks be reasonable?
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