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AV-8B Harrier

49.7k ChaMikey  3.2 years ago

First ever try on a harrier! though quite hard to hover and land however, could be just me being a bad VTOL pilot, aaaaaaaanywaays, The Brit- I mean American-ripped ripped off jumped up jump-jet which has a bloody bigger wingload than the british Harrier but didnt really perform as the british Harrier does. Anyhow, still a bloody marvelous jet!

This Harrier I made is an AV-8B Harrier upgraded to meet the Osean Maritime Defense Force (O.M.D.F) standards (NOT RP). Bigger wing, slightly powerful engine, and an upgraded powerfully accurate gun to deal with any threats effectively.

Credits to @Seeras for helping me with the clipping Shock!

Controls :
- Act 1 + Vtol up to vector the thrusts
- Act 2 + Vtol up to power up horizontal flight engine
- Act 3 + Vtol down to lower flaps
- Act 8 to turn off the RCN Nozzles

Instructions :
- VTOL at 75-78% thrust for a smooth and slow take off
- Climb at least 200ft for a safe transition to horizontal flight
- as other VTOL aircrafts do, adjust throttle according to fuel status for VTOL landing.

Features :
- Landing gear with suspension
- a bloody load of armament
- reasonable turn rate and agility

Hope this isn't hard to fly as I find it a bit hard at times, and I hope you enjoy.
Cheers!

Mr. Wiki with his/her/apache attack helicopters ever knowing intelligence :

The McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) AV-8B Harrier II is a single-engine ground-attack aircraft that constitutes the second generation of the Harrier Jump Jet family. Capable of vertical or short takeoff and landing (V/STOL), the aircraft was designed in the late 1970s as an Anglo-American development of the British Hawker Siddeley Harrier, the first operational V/STOL aircraft. Named after a bird of prey,[8] it is primarily employed on light attack or multi-role missions, ranging from close air support of ground troops to armed reconnaissance. The AV-8B is used by the United States Marine Corps (USMC), the Spanish Navy, and the Italian Navy. A variant of the AV-8B, the British Aerospace Harrier II, was developed for the British military, while another, the TAV-8B, is a dedicated two-seat trainer.

The project that eventually led to the AV-8B's creation started in the early 1970s as a cooperative effort between the United States and United Kingdom (UK), aimed at addressing the operational inadequacies of the first-generation Harrier. Early efforts centered on a larger, more powerful Pegasus engine to dramatically improve the capabilities of the Harrier. Due to budgetary constraints, the UK abandoned the project in 1975.

Following the withdrawal of the UK, McDonnell Douglas extensively redesigned the earlier AV-8A Harrier to create the AV-8B. While retaining the general layout of its predecessor, the aircraft incorporates a new wing, an elevated cockpit, a redesigned fuselage, one extra hardpoint per wing, and other structural and aerodynamic refinements. The aircraft is powered by an upgraded version of the Pegasus, which gives the aircraft its V/STOL ability. The AV-8B made its maiden flight in November 1981 and entered service with the USMC in January 1985. Later upgrades added a night-attack capability and radar, resulting in the AV-8B(NA) and AV-8B Harrier II Plus, respectively. An enlarged version named Harrier III was also studied, but not pursued. The UK, through British Aerospace, re-joined the improved Harrier project as a partner in 1981, giving it a significant work-share in the project. After corporate mergers in the 1990s, Boeing and BAE Systems have jointly supported the program. Approximately 340 aircraft were produced in a 22-year production program that ended in 2003.

Typically operated from small aircraft carriers, large amphibious assault ships and simple forward operating bases, AV-8Bs have participated in numerous military and humanitarian operations, proving themselves versatile assets. U.S. Army General Norman Schwarzkopf named the USMC Harrier II as one of several important weapons in the Gulf War. The aircraft took part in combat during the Iraq War beginning in 2003. The Harrier II has served in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan since 2001, and was used in Operation Odyssey Dawn in Libya in 2011. Italian and Spanish Harrier IIs have taken part in overseas conflicts in conjunction with NATO coalitions. During its service history, the AV-8B has had a high accident rate, related to the percentage of time spent in critical take-off and landing phases. USMC and Italian Navy AV-8Bs are to be replaced by the Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II, with the former expected to operate its Harriers until 2025.

General Characteristics

  • Created On Mac
  • Wingspan 37.0ft (11.3m)
  • Length 49.7ft (15.1m)
  • Height 15.2ft (4.6m)
  • Empty Weight 6,260lbs (2,839kg)
  • Loaded Weight 20,007lbs (9,075kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 1.909
  • Wing Loading 25.1lbs/ft2 (122.6kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 797.1ft2 (74.1m2)
  • Drag Points 8665

Parts

  • Number of Parts 330
  • Control Surfaces 7
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