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Airfix – 1:72 Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR.1/AV-8A (A04057A) Model Kit

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About the Aircraft:

An aircraft that is undoubtedly one of the most significant in the history of aviation, the Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR.1 was developed from the Hawker P.1127 experimental aircraft produced to test the possibilities of V/STOL vectored thrust flight. These aircraft would successfully master the transition from hovering to forward flight and back to the hover, despite several of the development aircraft suffering accidents during testing.

The prospect of a viable V/STOL aircraft proved to be of great interest to both the British and US military, who funded further development of the aircraft. The new ‘Jump Jet’ was an instant hit with the British public, who marvelled at the ingenuity of their aviation industry, which was once again proving to be the envy of the world.

As the consummate display performer, the Harrier was always a popular display item with Airshow crowds, with the two forming a bond which would last right through the Harrier’s long service career. In the eyes of the British public, no Airshow was complete without a display from Britain’s world-leading Harrier.

Entering Royal Air Force service in April 1969, the operational flexibility offered by the Harrier GR.1 ensured the aircraft would never find itself too far away from potential conflict hotspots. Not confined to operating from military airfields, Harriers could be concealed in forest clearings or dispersed to sections of motorways, or even school playgrounds, but with the intention of keeping their location concealed from the enemy.

With many of these early Harriers deployed in West Germany, they would act as a significant deterrent against Eastern Bloc aggression, potentially lurking in many undisclosed locations, poised to strike against attacking Soviet armour at a moment’s notice.

  • Item Length (assembled): 19.9 cm
  • Item Height (Assembled): 5.04 cm
  • Item Width (Assembled): 10.76 cm
  • Number of parts: 114
  • Item Scale: 1:72
  • What’s inside the box: Plastic model kit, instruction sheet, paint layout sheet and decals
  • Number of scheme options: 2
  • Skill Level: 2
  • Flying Hours: 1

Scheme Options

  • Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR.1, No.1(F) Squadron, Royal Air Force Wittering, England, aircraft embarked on carrier trials, HMS Ark Royal, May 1971. (A)

  • Hawker Siddeley AV-8A Harrier, VMA-231 ‘Ace of Spades’, United States Marine Corps, Naval Air Station Fallon, Nevada, United States of America, 1983. (B)

This kit required paint, glue and finishing supplies to complete.

Assembly Type

Assembly Kit

Barcode

5063129001551

Categories

Model Kits

Colour

Condition

Brand New

Decals

Included

Brand

Marque

Material

Product Code

A04057A

Nation

Number of Parts

114

Range

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Required To Complete

Glue & Finishing Supplies, Paint

Scale

Skill Level

2

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Understanding Scale

The scale of a model is its size as a proportion to the real-life item. For instance, a 1:18 scale model means that every 1 unit of measurement on the model equals 18 units on the real item. If you divide the real item's size by 18, you'd get the size of the 1:18 model. Please note that models can vary slightly in size, as not all real-life items, like cars or planes, have the same dimensions.

Model Cars:

  • 1:12 scale: ~38 cm or 15 inches
  • 1:18 scale: ~25 cm or 10 inches
  • 1:24 scale: ~18 cm or 7 inches
  • 1:43 scale: ~10 cm or 4 inches
  • 1:64 scale: ~7 cm or 2.75 inches
  • 1:76 scale: ~6 cm or 2.3 inches

Model Trucks:

  • 1:12 scale: ~75 cm or 29.5 inches
  • 1:18 scale: ~50 cm or 19.7 inches
  • 1:24 scale: ~38 cm or 15 inches
  • 1:43 scale: ~21 cm or 8.3 inches
  • 1:64 scale: ~14 cm or 5.5 inches
  • 1:76 scale: ~12 cm or 4.7 inches

Model Bikes:

  • 1:6 scale: ~30 cm or 12 inches
  • 1:10 scale: ~18 cm or 7 inches
  • 1:12 scale: ~15 cm or 6 inches

Model Trains:

  • HO scale (1:87): ~22 cm or 8.7 inches
  • N scale (1:160): ~12 cm or 4.7 inches
  • O scale (1:48): ~38 cm or 15 inches

Model Airplanes:

Fighter Jets:

  • 1:72 scale: ~20 cm or 7.9 inches
  • 1:100 scale: ~14 cm or 5.5 inches
  • 1:144 scale: ~10 cm or 3.9 inches
  • 1:200 scale: ~7 cm or 2.8 inches

Civilian Aircraft:

  • 1:72 scale: ~40 cm or 15.7 inches
  • 1:100 scale: ~28 cm or 11 inches
  • 1:144 scale: ~20 cm or 7.9 inches
  • 1:200 scale: ~14 cm or 5.5 inches

Model Ships:

  • 1:144 scale: ~150 cm or 59 inches
  • 1:350 scale: ~62 cm or 24.4 inches
  • 1:700 scale: ~31 cm or 12.2 inches

Model Tanks:

  • 1:16 scale: ~97 cm or 38.2 inches
  • 1:35 scale: ~44 cm or 17.3 inches
  • 1:72 scale: ~22 cm or 8.7 inches


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    Airfix - 1:72 Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR.1/AV-8A (A04057A) Model Kit
    £23.99 Original price was: £23.99.£19.99Current price is: £19.99.