Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
Sea Harrier FRS Mk.1 "Falklands"
XZ457, 899 NAS, HMS Hermes, 1982
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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The BAe Sea Harrier FRS1 first entered service with the Royal Navy in April 1980. The
aircraft is a naval VTOL/VSTOL jet fighter designed for reconnaissance and attack roles. In
1993 an improved variant of the Sea Harrier was produced as the FA.2 with a more
powerful engine, improved air-to-air capabilities and weapons options. The FA.2 was
produced until 1998 and continued in service until 2006 when it was replaced by the
Harrier GR9. 56 FA.2 Sea Harriers were produced for the Royal Navy.

On April 2, 1982 Argentine forces invaded the Falkland Islands they claimed as theirs and
the British also had claims on the islands. The small island force was easily overwhelmed
and the Argentines occupied the territory. It wasn’t long before Britain mounted a task force
to retake the Falklands. On April 1982 HMS Hermes sailed from the UK as part of 127
ships, consisting of 43 Royal Navy vessels, 22 from the Royal Fleet Auxiliary and 62
merchant ships. Sea Harrier FRS Mk.1 was credited with three victories and one damaged.
After 74 days Britain reclaimed the Falklands.

Specifications for Sea Harrier FRS1
Role - Single seat fighter, reconnaissance and strike aircraft
Primary Manufacturer - British Aerospace
Power Plant – 1 X 21,500lb Rolls Royce Pegasus 104 vectored thrust turbofan
Wingspan - 25ft 3ins
Length - 47ft 7ins
Height - 12ft 2ins
Weight - 25,000lbs (loaded)
Maximum Speed - 642 knots
Range - 250 nautical miles (strike), 400 nautical miles (fighter)
Armament – 2 X 30mm Aden cannon, four Sidewinder air-to-air missiles, various
combinations of bombs or two Sea Eagle air to surface missiles.