Quoted TextQuoted TextLet's see what kind of discussion this stirs up: Where do you all think the Sea Harrier fits, gen. 3 or gen. 4?
In a nutshell,
FRS1 Gen 3
FA2 Gen 4
Similar clarification for USMC Harriers. I have Airfix's AV-8A kit...sounds like the 8A/C would be third gen, but 8B would be fourth gen? If so, count me in
The Sea Harrier FRS-1 only just sneaks in as a Gen 3, as it was developed at the same time as the GR-1s entered service in 1969.
Yep AV-8A definitely Gen 3, as the AV-8A and TAV-8A were delivered between 1971 and 76, and were very similar to the GR-1 (which was officially named the GR-1 in 1966).
You could also model a Spanish Navy, and Thai Navy Matadors.
Now for a bonus question, what was the names considered for the Harrier (before it was named the Harrier obviously lol)?