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AV8B Harrier II VMA231 CG-01 ODS 1:72 by Hobby Master
AV8B Harrier II VMA231 Black Aces CG-01 ODS King Abdul Aziz Base February 1991 1:72
November 2020 announcement, March 2021 release, Limited Edition of 600 pieces
The first USMC Harrier II was the AV-8B, a daytime strike fighter. In 1984 development of the AV-
8B(NA) “Night Attack” Harriet II began with the addition of a NAVFLIR (Navigation Forward-
Looking Infrared) camera in the nose along with night vision goggles. New MFDs (Multi Function
Displays) were added as well as an improved HUD, color CRT display and complete heads-down
capability. This version of the Harrier also received additional counter-measure dispensers and
Rolls-Royce Pegasus 11-61 (F402-RR-408) vectored-thrust turbofan engine.
On November 18, 1988 AV-8B 163662 was delivered to the VMA-542 “Tigers” as B-137 and in
1990 transferred to VMA-231 “Ace of Spades”. In 1991 the unit deployed to Saudi Arabia. AV-8B
163662 belonged to the VMA-231 CO Lt Col ‘Rusty’ Jones. By the end of ODS the aircraft had
flown 54 combat sorties and returned to MCAS Cherry Point in March 1991. There each aircraft
received mission markings and two lines in Arabic “Free Kuwait” on the port side. In 2002 163662
parts were used to create AV-8B Harrier II+ 165586.
Hobby Master is a Hong Kong based manufacturer producing high quality collectible diecast models. Hobbymaster produces mostly military diecast aircraft models in 1:72, 1:48 and 1:32 scales. It's products are perhaps the most popular military diecast models in the world, and their high quality is award winning. Most models include dynamic moveable parts, historic markings, realistic weaponry and come with their own stand, and many come with additional external weapons, fuel tanks, and pilot figures.
- Pre-painted Diecast Metal Model
- True 1:72 scale
- Professionally painted
- Great attention to detail
- All markings are Tampo printed (pad applied)
- Option to display the model on a stand that is provided
- Model can be shown with the landing gear in the down or up positions
- Canopy can be displayed open or closed
- Heavy metal construction with a minimum of plastic
Collectors item: Not suitable for children under 14
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- Code HA2624
- EAN 4895173411045
- SKU HA2624
- Weight 700
- Size X 21
- Size Y 21
- Size Z 9