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England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: October 14, 2004
KitMaker: 4,549 posts
AeroScale: 2,220 posts
Posted: Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 11:02 PM UTC

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Let'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)?
Ohio, United States
Joined: May 02, 2010
KitMaker: 596 posts
AeroScale: 197 posts
Posted: Monday, February 19, 2018 - 01:19 AM UTC

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Now for a bonus question, what was the names considered for the Harrier (before it was named the Harrier obviously lol)?

Beats me...Harolder or Henryer perhaps?
Spain / España
Joined: February 28, 2012
KitMaker: 102 posts
AeroScale: 101 posts
Posted: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 02:19 AM UTC
Hi everyone!

I've just enlisted.

I'm thinking of a Saab 37 Viggen with a splinter camo. It has always been in may top 3 but I have never tried.

Has anyone tried the Tarangus/Special Hobby model in 1/48?

Looking forward to the campaign!

Western Australia, Australia
Joined: March 21, 2016
KitMaker: 247 posts
AeroScale: 105 posts
Posted: Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 06:51 AM UTC
Hi just a quick question. You list Aeritalia's F-104S Starfighter is Lockheed's bog standard F-104 acceptable?
Staff MemberCampaigns Administrator
Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
KitMaker: 3,807 posts
AeroScale: 2,809 posts
Posted: Monday, April 30, 2018 - 04:43 PM UTC
Woops, it's 1 May and time to get this party started!

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