- Air Power Series
- Highly detailed realistic collectible model
- Diecast & plastic parts.
- Display stand included. Interchangeable landing gear.
- Measures approximately: 7.75” L x 5.0” Wingspan
- Box dimensions: 8.2” L x 8.2” H x 3.2” D
- Display model, recommended for hobbyists and collectors 14 years and above.
This Hobby Master model is a replica of AV-8B Harrier II Plus M.M.7224 from the Italian Navy Squadron 1-19 from 2002.
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 tobe deployed for extended periods.
In 1991 the Italian “Lupi di Mare” “Sea Wolf” began training to fly the Harrier at USMC Cherry Point and in 1994 received their first of 16 AV-8B II Plus. Beginning in November 2001 until March 2002, 8 AV-8Bs were deployed on the aircraft carrier Giuseppe Garibaldi in the Indian Ocean in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. In 2002 the LGB Harriers flew 131 missions logging 647 hours. AV-8B II Plus, MM.7224 / 1-19, was the last Harrier delivered to the Italians and the last new-build AV-8B II Plus produced.
As with most Hobby Master models this AV-8B Harrier, features engraved panel lines, antennas, surface details an opening canopy, a well-appointed cockpit (with instrumentation details), pilot figures, full weapons complement, optional-position landing gear, authentic squadron markings, and a display stand.