The McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) AV-8B Harrier II is a second-generation vertical/short takeoff and landing (V/STOL) ground-attack aircraft.
An Anglo-American development of the British Hawker Siddeley Harrier, the Harrier II is the final member of the Harrier family that started with the Hawker Siddeley P.1127 in the early 1960s.
The AV-8B is primarily used for light attack or multi-role missions, and is typically operated from small aircraft carriers, large amphibious assault ships and simple forward operating bases. The AV-8B is used by the United States Marine Corps (USMC), Spanish Navy and Italian Navy. A variant of the AV-8B, the British Aerospace Harrier II was developed for the British military. The TAV-8B is a dedicated two-seat trainer version. The Harrier II and other models of the Harrier family have been called "Jump Jets".
AV-8Bs have participated in numerous conflicts, providing close air support for ground troops and performing armed reconnaissance, proving themselves versatile assets. US Army General Norman Schwarzkopf named the USMC Harrier as one of the seven most important weapons of the Gulf War. The aircraft took part in combat during the Iraq War beginning in 2003.
Boeing AV-8B Harrier II
AV-8B Harrier II Plus:
The Harrier II Plus includes an APG-65 pulse-doppler multi-mode radar in an extended nose, making it capable of operating advanced beyond-visual-range missiles such as the AIM-120 AMRAAM. To make additional space for the radar, the angle-rate bombing system was removed. The radars used were taken from early F/A-18 Hornets, which had been upgraded with the related APG-73.
The RAZBAM AV-8B Harrier II Plus for FSX includes the following amazing features and innovative functions :
Highly detailed exterior and interior models,
Interior and Panel
very comprehensive representation of cockpit systems which include:
→ Tactical Navigation Computer
→ Detailed and comprehensive navigation instruments
→ Detailed representation of the aircraft?s Gunsight.
→ Detailed MPCD (Multi Purpose Color Displays) with in-depth functionality.
→ Fully operational Radar with A/A and A/G master modes, capable of locking and tracking a target in either modes.
→ Complete representation of the armament panel, with working armament stations, fuzing, selection, weapon delivery modes , quantity selection in 2 different modes select the amount of ordance to fall per trigger switch, and then again, you can select the amount and make them fall in pairs or single sequences
→ Detailed electrical and hydraulic systems and panels
→ Detailed fuel panel
→ Simulated Oxigen system
→ Detailed cockpit and exterior lights
→ Accurate weapon loadouts including orndance weight.
→ Highly detailed exterior representation of AV-8B Plus which include:
→ Working engine nozzles.
→ Working air refueling probe.
→ Accurate external loadouts.
→ Dropable ordnance in free flight?s with multiple ordnance release options
→ Accurate aircraft lights
Accurate and highly detailed paint schemes.
Detailed pilotīs manual and reference
AV-8B Plus USMC
→ VMA-211 "Wake Island Avengers" (previous, current and special scheme)
→ VMA-214 "Blacksheeps" (previous and commemorative scheme)
→ VMA-223 "Bulldogs" (current scheme)
→ VMA-231 "Ace of Spades" (previous and current schemes)
→ VMA-311 "Tomcats"(previous and current schemes)
→ VMA-513 "Flying Nightmares" (previous and current schemes)
→ VMA-542 "Tigers" (previous and current schemes)
AV-8B Plus Armada Espaņola (Spanish Navy)
→ 9a. Escuadrilla
AV-8B Plus Marina Militare (Italian Navy)
→ 1o. Gruppo Aerei Imbarcati "The Wolves"
User's Manual in PDF format.
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