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BAe Harrier II GR.7

24.8k EngineerOtaku  1.4 years ago

This was a request from a user. Hope you like it.

First designed by Sir Sidney Camm in the late 50's and early 60's, the Hawker-Siddley (Later British Aerospace or BAe) Harrier Jump Jet is a single engine, single seat attack aircraft with the unique ability to take off and land vertically. The need for VTOL - Vertical Take Off and Landing - was outlined as a possible outcome for a future shooting war against the Soviets; with airfields knocked out early on, no conventional aircraft in NATO would be able to operate without a proper runway. While many attempted VTOL craft the British were the first to get the technology working, producing the Harrier GR.1, GR.3, and Sea Harrier in the years to come. GB, the U.S. Marine Corps., India, and Spain would all operate the Harrier in its varied guises throughout the years.

The Harrier II was an updated and upgraded Harrier initially penned by McDonnell Douglas for the Marines. The resulting AV-8B model was then adapted by the RAF into the GR.5, GR.7, and finally GR.9. While similar to their American cousins the British jets use different avionics and countermeasures. They also lack use of longer range missiles and cannon; not too much of an issue as the RAF always used the Harrier as a ground attack fighter. The last GR.9s were retired in the 2010's.

Group 1 for VTOL stuff (Gyro, nozzles, and RCN)
Group 4-6 to jettison ordinance (Sidewinders retained)
Group 8 for Master Arm (missiles only)
VTOL for flaps, Trim as standard.

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General Characteristics

  • Successors 1 airplane(s)
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 30.2ft (9.2m)
  • Length 46.3ft (14.1m)
  • Height 13.4ft (4.1m)
  • Empty Weight 12,256lbs (5,559kg)
  • Loaded Weight 16,206lbs (7,351kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 0.831
  • Wing Loading 41.8lbs/ft2 (204.3kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 387.3ft2 (36.0m2)
  • Drag Points 5976

Parts

  • Number of Parts 231
  • Control Surfaces 5
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    This is a good craft, fellow weeb

    +2 11 months ago
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    4,289 Shippy456

    Impressive, given your handicap.

    1.4 years ago
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    @0644701018 No probs. Was quite fun :)

    1.4 years ago
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    2,885 SayakaSaeki

    Thank you for creating the Harrier

    +2 1.4 years ago
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    3,470 SelectAKey

    @EngineerOtaku check out my humminbird

    1.4 years ago
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    3,470 SelectAKey

    @EngineerOtaku main dif was the nose cone and displacement of exhaust and yah thats the seven

    1.4 years ago
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    @Kimcotupan15 Thank you :)
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    @SelectAKey I tried to do it justice. The user wanted the AV-8B or -8B+, but I decided to try a British Harrier. Given how the GR.7 was developed it basically is the AV-8B

    1.4 years ago
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    49.4k Uchanka

    Both simplicity and accuracy. Good job boi!

    +1 1.4 years ago
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    3,470 SelectAKey

    actually looks like the 7 nice job

    +1 1.4 years ago
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    3,620 Mmdben

    well done.

    +1 1.4 years ago
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    @BogdanX I've noticed in testing that sometimes the jet will violently twitch. I've had it happen with other builds before too. I think the rudder is a bit too big and that might contribute, but I'm otherwise happy with the performance. Shoutout to @WPN78 for the designersuite mod.
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    And I mean...it is SimplePlanes. ;)

    1.4 years ago
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    @0644701018
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    Not the AV-8B you requested, but it is a Harrier II. Hope you like it. :)

    +1 1.4 years ago