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

"The mold for this model is long in the tooth"
This is an old mold, and it shows. My example was covered completely in flash, so clean up is tedious -- and necessary! It is a raised panel line kit, which is not an immediate negative for me as the price is exceptional. But Tamiya has come a long, long way in the likely 40 years since the molds were cut for this plane, and it's not a fall-together kit, nor is it overly detailed. With a lot of clean up and careful work, an acceptable shelf sitting model may be achieved.

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  • 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.


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


1/48 Hawker Sea Harrier plastic model kit

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wdhinds1968 (Oliver Springs Tn)
Good kit.good price.very sturdy.engine nozzle thrusters turn .OTHER options also.Highly accurate

"Great plane"
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.

"Tamiya 1/48 Harrier FRS.1"
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.


  • 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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