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Whoa, is that engine page predicting how long it's going to take for the engine to spool up?

 

No matter what it is, it looks really freakin' cool.

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We could do a Fauxlands MP mission!

 

Harriers vs M2ks and Viggens! DEFEND THE FLEET!

That would require a British NAVY Sea Harrier, like in the Falklands War.

The AV-8B is the US designation of the RAF Ground attack Harriers, of which actually a handful came pretty late to the party, as it was a British FLEET, not the RAF, that fought off the Argentinian Air Force... :)

 

The AV-8B does not have an air-to-air radar, required to find and track the aircrafts attacking the fleet.


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I can bet the Harrier will be launched first!

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"That would require a British NAVY Sea Harrier, like in the Falklands War.

The AV-8B is the US designation of the RAF Ground attack Harriers, of which actually a handful came pretty late to the party, as it was a British FLEET, not the RAF, that fought off the Argentinian Air Force....."

 

Here's a link explaining what Sgagrat is saying:

https://theaviationist.com/2012/05/22/sea-harrier-the-forgotten-hero-that-won-the-war-in-the-falklands-to-be-replaced-by-the-f-35b/


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Paint scheme request!!! With pilot uniform and helmet if possible!!

 

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Edit* It appears that I may have posted this in the wrong thread. Sorry moderators!! If it needs to be moved to the Harrier thread please do so!! ~Rob


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AV-8B along with the F/A-18C will be a very nice combination.. can't wait.

 

and the F14 :thumbup:

 

 

 

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Pendant mode: AV8A better describes the British ground attack GR.1 (GR.3 by 1982). AV8B later. RAF pilots last air to air kills were during the Falklands war while on exchange with the Fleet Air Arm. Pendant mode off. ;)

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Pendant mode: AV8A better describes the British ground attack GR.1 (GR.3 by 1982). AV8B later. RAF pilots last air to air kills were during the Falklands war while on exchange with the Fleet Air Arm. Pendant mode off. ;)

 

Pedant mode on:

This is a pendant. https://www.google.it/search?q=Pendant&safe=off&client=firefox-b&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjfoqTkupnTAhWJ0RoKHWikCX4Q_AUICCgB&biw=1600&bih=736

I'm pedant, as I point out that you wrote pendant.

 

Pedant mode off.

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Pendant mode: AV8A better describes the British ground attack GR.1 (GR.3 by 1982). AV8B later. RAF pilots last air to air kills were during the Falklands war while on exchange with the Fleet Air Arm. Pendant mode off. ;)

The couple RAF Harriers that arrived on the HMS Hermes later in the Falklands war, did not shoot down any aircraft.

They flew close air support and bombing missions.

 

There were a couple RAF pilots, that flew SHARs from HMS Invincible and HMS Hermes, though.

 

The last time the RAF downed an aircraft was to my knowledge XX963 a 14 Sqn Jaguar whose pilot, luckily survived... :music_whistling:

 

Sad story, that they mothballed the SHAR in its prime. The Sea Harrier FA 2 was a fantastic fighter aircraft it seems... Upgraded with AIM-120 and a modern radar with look down capabilities.


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Pendant pedant...damn you extra n! :)

 

Where did I say RAF Harriers shot anything down?

 

As for the Jag...agreed - very, very lucky.

Sorry, made that sound wrong.

I referred to the RAF Harriers that joined the HMS Hermes later.

The "exchange" pilots from the RAF that joined 801 and 800 Sqd. like you said flew SHARs and fought off the Argentinian Air Force.

 

The SHAR was an extraordinary fighter aircraft. The more I read about the Harrier and the SHAR in particular, the more I like the little plane. :)

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The couple RAF Harriers that arrived on the HMS Hermes later in the Falklands war, did not shoot down any aircraft.

They flew close air support and bombing missions.

 

There were a couple RAF pilots, that flew SHARs from HMS Invincible and HMS Hermes, though.

 

The last time the RAF downed an aircraft was to my knowledge XX963 a 14 Sqn Jaguar whose pilot, luckily survived... :music_whistling:

 

Sad story, that they mothballed the SHAR in its prime. The Sea Harrier FA 2 was a fantastic fighter aircraft it seems... Upgraded with AIM-120 and a modern radar with look down capabilities.

 

yes and an A10C with a modern search radar and aim120 would also give it more notable a2a capabilities and more defensive teeth against intercepting aircraft. :smilewink:


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yes and an A10C with a modern search radar and aim120 would also give it more notable a2a capabilities and more defensive teeth against intercepting aircraft. :smilewink:

Yeah, but it still wouldn't have had a chance in dogfight training against the F-5Es from the USAF aggressors, and the F-15, in the first place.

 

Actually the original SHAR scored an impressive "Kill" ratio in training against both.

The F-15 had only AIM-7 Sparrows at that time (1980ies), though.

 

Now if you upgrade a highly maneuverable subsonic fighter jet that can easily hold its own against a highly maneuverable F-5E, beat F-15s, to BVR capabilities, that sounds a good idea to me...

 

And before someone goes ballistic about it, this is from "Mr. Sea Harriers" book, who did participate in the training...

Read from page 49 last paragraph

 

https://books.google.de/books?id=Dt7RAwAAQBAJ&pg=PA51&lpg=PA51&dq=sea+harrier+against+f-5&source=bl&ots=E8yWW_XS9T&sig=-m98ssynypDwYeDuYxBI6tPlHHM&hl=de&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiroPv19JvTAhWHzRQKHYJ9Dq0Q6AEITzAM#v=onepage&q=sea%20harrier%20against%20f-5&f=false

:smilewink:

 

...on the other hand if you would slap 4 more fuel tanks to an F-15 to make it a good CAS plane with loiter time, it wouldn't make it comparable to an A-10?! :smartass:

 

EDIT: the major point is, the Ground attack Harrier is a CAS plane. The SEA HARRIER (SHAR) is a fighter/multirole like the F-18 by design...

Seems you mixed them up?


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Paint scheme request!!! With pilot uniform and helmet if possible!!

 

maxresdefault.jpg

 

AV-8B_VMA-214_LHA-5_2005.JPEG

 

12050972886_9de3ac5224_b.jpg

 

Edit* It appears that I may have posted this in the wrong thread. Sorry moderators!! If it needs to be moved to the Harrier thread please do so!! ~Rob

 

Nice pics. I'll talk to the texturizer.

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