Hawker Sea Harrier

The Hawker Siddeley Harrier astounded the world with its unique ability to take-off and land vertically utilizing vectored thrust from its powerful 8000kg thrust engine. First tested in concept in 1960, the aircraft went through many periods of testing and modification prior to acceptance by the Royal Air Force and other nations in 1974. The production Harriers utilized either a Pegasus 6 or 11 engine of 8000 or 9750kg thrust and it was only natural that the Royal Navy should find application for this type of aircraft with their fleet air arm. Various political and financial considerations delayed the order for the "Navalized" Harrier until May 1975, when the Admiralty ordered an initial 24 aircraft plus one T.Mk.4's in 1980.

Tamiya Hawker Sea Harrier Plastic Model Airplane Kit 1/48 Scale #61026
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 Tamiya # tam61026
$16.00
 
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Tamiya Item # tam61026
Specifications :
  • Scale: 1/48
  • Wingspan: 6-1/4" (16cm)
  • Fuselage Length: 12" (30.2cm)
  • Tamiya Product Number: 61026
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Spotlight Review

 
"Great Model for the Price"
Sauceman (Asheville, NC)
This is an early(ish) Tamiya molding, 1982 to be exact. The part number is low, which is refreshing (not to have to craft those difficult Harrier landing gear). As with most Tamiya kits, there are many advantages. The engine and cockpit have nice pegs to help in setting that I don't often see in kits of this price range. Fuselage fits well, with some sanding and re-cutting panel lines. The panel line are raised, which makes it harder to add finishing touches (recessed panel lines are much easier). This is the earlier Harrier model, before McDonnell Douglas redesigned the larger wings with carbon fiber. There is limited cockpit detail, but I was able to really put some time into the pilot to make him look good with shading and lots of detail. My one big problem is the lack of intakes for the engine on each side. All Harriers show a lot of wear on these small intakes, and that provides the opportunity for authentic detailing. This model does not provide that. For the price range though, you can't go wrong getting a Tamiya model ay such a good discount. Happy modeling!

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Features

  • Appx. 80 parts in light grey and clear with delicate raised panel lines.
  • Complete Pegasus 11 engine with removable engine access panel, detailed intakes, and swivelling engine nozzles.
  • Ordnance options include: bombs and Sidewinder missiles.
  • 4 swivelling engine nozzles for thrust vectoring, Ferranti Blue Fox radar, raised cockpit compared to RAF Harriers.

Specs

  • Scale: 1/48
  • Wingspan: 6-1/4" (16cm)
  • Fuselage Length: 12" (30.2cm)
  • Tamiya Product Number: 61026

Includes

1/48 Hawker Sea Harrier plastic model kit


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Reviews

  
 
"As Tamiya kits go..."
irish_cali_man
As Tamiya kits go, this is below average. Raised panel lines, fit issues around the wing roots and engine access hatch. The cockpit detail is practically none existent. There are some recessed details that are VERY faint...mostly around the intakes. The exhausts don't rotate like they're suppose to. Do I recommend this kit? Sure, why not! However, there are better kits out there than this one.

 
"Tamiya 1/48 Harrier FRS.1"
mooniemac2000
This is a generally good kit, with fit issues around wing roots. The fit of this kit is overall pretty good. The kit is a representation of the first Harriers to go into service, FRS.1 standing for Fighter/Reconnaissance/Strike Mark 1.

 
"Great plane"
jeremy.s.michels1
I have built tons of Tamiya kits and have never had an issue with them. The instructions are always clear and easy to follow and usually provide tips that can help improve the kit. There was no flash on the parts and everything fit together like it should. The cockpit detailing was ok. The instrument panel was a decal, and there were some minor details on the walls. An ambitious modeler should be able to improve on the kit and super detail everything to really set it apart from other planes. I'd recommend this kit to anyone as it went together without any problems and creates a pretty nice plane when finished.

Markings

  • Decal Options:
  • 1: A/C No. XZ451, 899 Sqdn, Fleet Air Arm, RNAS Yeovilton.
  • 2: A/C No. XZ458, 800 Sqdn, FAA, HMS Hermes.
  • 3: A/C No. XZ493, 801 Sqdn, FAA, HMS Invincible.

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