Wingspan: 8.45 inches
Length: 13 inches
The AV-8B Harrier was a US Marine Corps Air Ground Task Force lightweight single-seat aircraft that functioned as ground and air attacker plane. As the first Marines VSTOL (vertical/short takeoff and landing) aircraft, the Harrier demonstrated extreme maneuverability, a capability that came in handy when evading enemy fire. This aircraft could hover like a helicopter or blast off like high-speed jets do. It proved to be a versatile asset to the USMC, performing various roles: air support for ground troops and armed reconnaissance. Thanks to its exceptional capabilities, the AV-8B Harrier was used not only by the USMC, but also by the Italian and Spanish Navies. Pioneering the use of VSTOL technology, the Harrier is indeed one of the most sophisticated aircraft ever built.
This handcrafted model is painted in the same paint scheme as the original and is painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen. Perfect as a gift for any aviation enthusiast and history buff!