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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #615 on: January 12, 2020, 10:24:38 pm »
One of my Harrier planed builds comes from the first set of Royal Thai Navy decals I bought which used a side view of a Sea Harrier for decal placement so I will be doing that useing an ESCI kit.

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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #616 on: January 13, 2020, 05:41:23 pm »
Here's a few that I'd planned on doing but long since abandoned:

GR1 Harriers refitted with the AI23 radars and Firestreaks/Red Tops from the scrapped Lightnings in the mid 70s and used as QRA in Germany - easy to hide in forest clearings.

Post Falklands - Sea Harriers bought to cheaply upgrade RAF Germany in a similar capacity.

They test-fired a MARTEL from a GR.1 that had a 'radar' nose on the original cockpit/front fuselage shape:

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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #617 on: January 14, 2020, 06:39:18 am »
There you go, it's got a toenail in reality...
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #618 on: January 14, 2020, 07:56:47 am »
That Martel looks HUGE hung under the Harrier's wing.  :o

Could it VTO like that?
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #619 on: January 14, 2020, 10:15:12 am »
It shouldn't be that much bigger than a Sea Eagle.
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #620 on: January 14, 2020, 11:36:34 am »
That Martel looks HUGE hung under the Harrier's wing.  :o

Could it VTO like that?
Well the SHAR one was tested with twin Seaeagles..........The test bed was shot down in the 82 punchup. The Argies found the added fire controls in the wreckage and had a major panic attack thinking we had deployed the missile down south.........
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #621 on: January 15, 2020, 12:05:02 am »
That Martel looks HUGE hung under the Harrier's wing.  :o

Could it VTO like that?

Well the SHAR one was tested with twin Seaeagles..........The test bed was shot down in the 82 punchup. The Argies found the added fire controls in the wreckage and had a major panic attack thinking we had deployed the missile down south......


Oh yes, so it was, thanks for reminding me. :thumbsup:

It's mentioned in John Farley's 'A View From the Hover' book and the aircraft still had his scribbled notes aboard it when it was shuffled off to Yeovilton!
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #622 on: January 15, 2020, 05:59:21 am »
That Martel looks HUGE hung under the Harrier's wing.  :o

Could it VTO like that?
Indeed, it does look somewhat incongruous.
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #623 on: January 15, 2020, 11:11:38 am »
Great stuff. I had to look a few times at the Harrier and then check the web lol.

I actually had a whole list written down about a bunch of builds here. Seems I missed a bunch during those periods where I have vanished !

Thanks for the Harriers pics as well. New to me !
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #624 on: January 15, 2020, 12:01:26 pm »

Thanks for the Harriers pics as well. New to me !

That big radar nose photo is the first time I've seen that too ---- but a question, what is a DB Harrier ?
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #625 on: January 15, 2020, 12:56:57 pm »

That big radar nose photo is the first time I've seen that too ---- but a question, what is a DB Harrier ?


'Dunsfold Built' perhaps?

But more likely 'Development Batch' I think.
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #626 on: January 15, 2020, 01:57:21 pm »

That big radar nose photo is the first time I've seen that too ---- but a question, what is a DB Harrier ?


'Dunsfold Built' perhaps?

But more likely 'Development Batch' I think.

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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #627 on: January 15, 2020, 02:16:18 pm »

Thanks for the Harriers pics as well. New to me !

That big radar nose photo is the first time I've seen that too ---- but a question, what is a DB Harrier ?

Development Batch, the easy way to spot them other than the serial numbers is the slightly flatter cockpit sides just in front of the engine intakes

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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #628 on: January 15, 2020, 02:40:08 pm »

Thanks for the Harriers pics as well. New to me !

That big radar nose photo is the first time I've seen that too ---- but a question, what is a DB Harrier ?

Development Batch, the easy way to spot them other than the serial numbers is the slightly flatter cockpit sides just in front of the engine intakes

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Thanks Alastair  :thumbsup:  Looking at the photos again they look a bit stubby too, are they actually Kestrels? or something in between ? I've got a Heritage Aviation Kestrel which looks a bit like that. That would make the Martels look huge.
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #629 on: January 15, 2020, 04:30:33 pm »
No, Kestrels had a different wing shape and a few other things too.

Kestrel on top, Harrier underneath.



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