The AV-8B II + is the second generation of Harriers. Using its VSTOL (Vertical and Short Take
Off Landing) abilities the Harrier is capable of using almost any surface to attack and destroy air
or ground targets. Armed with conventional or specific weapons the AV-8B II + can be used in or
night. The AV-8B II + can be air refueled allowing it to
be deployed for extended periods.


VMF-311 was established on December 1, 1942 and re-designated VMA-311 in 1957. On
November 22, 1988 AV-8B 163664 MSN 139 was delivered to VMA-311 “Tomcats” and took part
in Desert Storm as well as Operation Desert Shield. In 2002 the wings, tail and various other
parts were added to a new fuselage that would become an AV-8B Harrier II+ assigned a new
BuNo. 165584 / MSN B321. VMA-311’s home base is MCAS Yuma, Arizona and in February 2012
operated from USS Peleliu conducting deck landing qualifications during Iron Fist 2012.


Specifications for the AV-8B+ (Harrier II Plus)

Developed by - Boeing, BAE Systems, and Rolls Royce

Operators – USMC, Italian Navy, Spanish Navy

Crew – (1) pilot

Performance
Powerplant – (1) Rolls-Royce Pegasus 11-61 (F402-RR-408) (Mk 105) vectored-thrust
turbofan engine,
23,500 lbf (105 kN)
Maximum speed @ sea level - .89 Mach   (662 mph)   (1,070 km/h)
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)

Dimensions
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)

Weight
Empty - 13,968 lb   (6,340 kg)
Loaded - 22,950 lb   (10,410 kg)
Max takeoff –
Rolling /  31,000 lb   (14,100 kg)
Vertical /  20,755 lb   (9,415 kg)


Armament
Guns – (1) X GAU-12U "Equalizer" 25 mm (0.98 in) cannon with 300 rounds of
ammunition.
Hardpoints – (7)  capable of carrying up to 13,200 lb (STOVL) of ordnance such as iron
bombs, cluster bombs, napalm canisters, laser-guided bombs, AGM-65 Maverick or
AGM-84 Harpoon missiles, Sea Eagle missiles, a LITENING targeting pod, up to (4) AIM-
9 Sidewinder or similar-sized infrared-guided missiles, up to (4) AIM-120 AMRAAM
missiles, as well as new “Smart Weapons” such as JDAM (Joint Direct Attack Munition).

Avionics
Raytheon APG-65 pulse Doppler radar
Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
HA2622
AV-8B+ Harrier II
BuNo 165584, VMA-311, February 2012
Die-cast metal.
Superb detailing in 1/72 scale.
Pre-painted with pad applied markings.
Fully assembled.
Weapons that are not permanently attached.
Comes with crew figure.
Display stand included.
Option to display model with wheels up or down.
Minimum use of plastic.
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