Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series HA2629, McDonnell Douglas (Now Boeing) AV-8B Harrier II Plus 165421, VMA-214 "Black Sheep", USMC, Afghanistan, November 2009. 1/72 Scale Diecast Model, Size: 5" Wingspan, 7.75" Long, Optional Up & Down Landing Gear, Armaments & Display Stand Are Included.
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. Primary Role: (V/STOL) A Vertical And / Or Short Take-Off And Landing, Strike Aircraft.
Marine Squadron 214 was commissioned in 1942 as the ˘Swashbucklers÷. On September 7, 1943 VMF-214 was formed under the guidance of Major ˘Pappy÷ Boyington and given the name ˘Black Sheep÷. Back then the squadron was equipped with Corsairs. In 1957 the VMF was changed to VMA-214. In 2000, using the wings and tail from AV-8B 162731 as well as a new fuselage and engine they created AV-8B Harrier II+ 165421. In 2009 the ˘Black Sheep÷ were deployed to Kandahar from May until November.
JANUARY 2023 RELEASE
|Size:||5" Wingspan & 7.75" Long|
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